Dunhill: Ruby Bark (2108) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6384
Dunhill's "08" shape designation can either denote bent Bulldog or Rhodesian — the latter found here on account of the rounded shank. This Group 3 rendition is forward-sweeping and low-set, the shape's beadlines replaced by a more reserved ridgeline just above the transition and close to the rim. The curvature of the heel is consistent and informs the bowl's fore and the shank's upward curve, making for a cohesive composition that aligns with design's classic standards.
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.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.76 in./120.90 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.96 in./24.38 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England