Dunhill: Bruyere with Bamboo (5112) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6109

Bamboo-adorned pipes began during a time when briar was scarce: WWII and the years immediately after. Not only did bamboo save on briar, it played off of preexisting fashions — the term "whangee" had already long been in use for bamboo canes (like those used by Charlie Chaplin in his role as the Tramp) and umbrellas, and even cigarette holders made by Dunhill themselves. The idea not only stuck around long after it had been put to use for the sake of practicality, it positively thrived. Dunhill's bamboo-adorned pipes became affectionately know as "Whangees," promoting a slightly organic aesthetic that departs from the more austere English style the marque is famous for.

This "12" Stack from The White Spot is presented in impressive Group 5 size, providing plenty of chamber depth, while the abbreviated shank is extended by two knuckles of bamboo for a more naturalistic take on the form. The pale grass is contrasted by both the abbreviated, jet-black stem and the warm, smoky tones of the smooth Bruyere finish.

The Bruyere was Alfred Dunhill's original finish upon launching his brand of premium pipes and smoking accessories and was the only Dunhill finish from 1910 until 1917. Even after the addition of other finishes, the Bruyere maintained a high level of popularity, becoming synonymous with what is thought of, even today, as the quintessential pipe. To achieve the iconic, ruby hue and saturation, a skilled craftsman painstakingly layers particular stains in a precise manner, then meticulously polishes the pipe to a high luster. The final result is, simply put, timeless.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.43 in./163.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.24 in./56.90 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Chimney
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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