Dunhill: Ruby Bark with Horn (4102) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6170
Widely considered the archetypal rendition of the form, Dunhill's "02" bent Billiard is an old design that has been around since the 1930s. This particular Group 4 offering features a tall, upright bowl that rises from a plump, sweeping heel. Said bowl is paired to an upturned shank and a demurely curved mouthpiece of jet-black vulcanite. The shank end boasts a military mount of horn, which adds shimmering hues to the composition and enables the pipe to be easily broken down, even while still hot. The Ruby Bark sandblast dresses the stummel and accentuates fields of birdseye on either flank of the bowl.
Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained a red-stained sandblast, but the color was brightened a few years after its introduction before Dunhill returned to the original, darker hue in 1976. Eventually, though, the Redbark was discontinued in 1987. After a hiatus of several decades, the same ruby-stained sandblast was reimagined in the form of today's Ruby Bark finish, adding to the rich aesthetic crisp accents of sterling silver for a colorful presentation that still retains a high level of formality.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.10 in./154.94 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England