Dunhill: Ruby Bark (3101) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6385
This is a slightly different take on Dunhill's "01" Apple: The bowl is Group 3 size, but the shank and stem exude the slender sleekness of a Group 1 rendition. Such proportions create a visual disparity between the larger, more voluptuous bowl and the trim shank-and-stem combination, contrasting against The White Spot's conventionally balanced relative proportions. Accentuating this further is the slightly drooping heel, poising the bowl on the end. It's quite a compact rendition, too, offering a lightweight and pocket-friendly package that's ready for on-the-go smoking sessions.
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: 4.75 in./120.65 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England