Dunhill: Ruby Bark (5104) (2018) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6968
Dunhill's taller straight Bulldog rendition is this "04" design, as opposed to the more squat and broad style of the English marque's "17" version. Often times, the "04" has a more slender and sleek shaping style; however, this Group 5 example exudes stout muscularity. Furthermore, the overall length has been abbreviated compared to previous iterations we've received. With plenty of chamber and plenty of substance, it's a versatile pipe with no shortage of presence or chamber capacity.
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.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.44 in./138.18 mm.
- Weight: 1.82 oz./51.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England