Dunhill: Root Briar Dublin (DR*) (2023) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-7554

Dunhill's more than a century of history is showcased in nearly every piece they craft, the English marque producing some of the finest examples of Anglo-French shape chart standards in the pipe world. This particular Dublin is an interesting piece from the White Spot, not being stamped with any shape code as it belongs to their vaunted Root Briar series. A wide transition marks the start of tapering shank-and-stem combination, the pairing doing well to balance the visual weight of the bowl while still placing more emphasis at the fore. Said bowl stands atop a slightly pronounced heel and supports flaring walls that expand out to a flat rim, its forward canting stature lending this piece a gentle momentum. This particular piece has additionally earned the Dead Root designation, its excellent display of grain earning is one star.

Dunhill's "DR" designation on certain Root Briars signifies a special class of pipes: Dead Root. Like all Root Briars, these pieces maintain flawless briar, but with especially choice grain on display. Before the Root Briar line's introduction in 1931, "DR" was stamped on Bruyere pipes that showed handsome grain, but Dunhill wanted a more grain-defining finish, leading to the creation of the Root Briar. Starting in 1979, The White Spot extended the grade further — replacing the letter grading system with stars, increasing in prestige from one to seven. A Dead Root pipe represents the best of Dunhill's standard selection, yet remains quite rare compared to the English marque's overall lineup.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.74 in./145.80 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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