Red Bark is perhaps the best-known and valued Dunhill series among other “retired”. The Red Bark pipes were produced not for a long time – from 1972 to 1987, and in fact, they are traditional sandblasted Dunhills, but smokers and collectors are still attracted by these pipes and their unusual staining. By the way, the color was also a subject of experiments – some years Red Barks were brighter, later – darker again. And this pipe is one of the first, made in 1972!
The pipe markings are “114 \ F/T”, “DUNHILL \ RED BARK”, “MADE IN \ ENGLAND 12”, “(1) R/B”. The length is 15.0 cm (5.9″) and the bowl’s height is 4.1 cm (1.61″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.0 cm (1.18″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 3.5 cm (1.38″) and this pipe weighs 24 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The pipe seems to be actively smoked in its previous life, so the chamber looks now noticeably out of round, but still can be comfortably smoked , just to avoid overheating.