Initially Dunhill didn’t pay any special attention to a grain of briar. Perhaps, the public opinion had not been ready yet to a “straight grain” and material of early Bruyere pipes didn’t differ by a remarkable grain. But in 1931 Root Briar series was started. The pipes were made of Corsican briar, wonderful by both its mechanical properties and very frequently – its bright and expressive grain. Since then Root Briar pipes is the most expensive Dunhill series. In our case lightly smoked expensive and capacious Canadian pipe made in 1986.
The pipe markings are “DUNHILL \ ROOT BRIAR”, “5109”, “MADE IN \ ENGLAND 26”. The length is 15.1 cm (5.94″), bowl’s height is 4.8 cm (1.89″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.9 cm (1.54″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 4.0 cm (1.57″) and this pipe weights 43 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.