Dunhill: Dress Quaint Rhodesian (3) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6922
As part of the Quaint series, this Rhodesian doesn't fall into Dunhill's standard shape chart. Though the Rhodesian is a classic design, this particular rendition doesn't align with the English marque's defined shape numbers. It's reminiscent of Dunhill's vintage "KC" design, only with a broader bowl, a firmer encircling ridgeline, and a stronger degree of taper lent to the rim. The transition is seamless on this piece, leading directly into the arrow-straight shank-and-stem combination, with the hand-cut stem tapering gradually to the lip button. This piece is dressed in the marque's exquisitely classy Dress finish, keeping the palette serious, while the silver junction band adds lively contrast.
One of the most fashionable finishes in all of pipe making and one that inspired an entire aesthetic, Dunhill's Dress finish was first introduced in 1973 as the Black Briar — renamed "Dress" in 1979 with the addition of silver — and is meant to elegantly complement a tuxedo or similar formal wear, perfect for a night on the town. Characterized by its glossy, jet-black stain and sterling silver accent band, the Dress finish exudes class and imbues each pipe it adorns with a sense of refinement and sophistication. It's the progenitor of the term "dress pipe," now used to reference any black-and-silver pipe, and is one of the most distinctive finishes in all of pipedom.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
- Weight: 1.34 oz./38.10 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England