This is the top grade and middle size Dunhill Root Briar sample from 1968. The pipe was moderately and quite accurately smoked, but not always carefully handled: it seems the previous owner was at times not cautious with a lighter or put the pipe into an ashtray – there’s a small dark spot on the left side of the bowl. However the grain is really outstanding – such distinct bird eyes you may find only on rare Dunhill’s pipes!
The pipe marking is “53”, “DUNHILL \ ROOT BRIAR”, “MADE IN \ ENGLAND 8”. “(3)R”. The length is 12.3 cm (4.84″), the bowl’s height is 4.2 cm (1.65″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.3 cm (1.3″), internal diameter is 1.8 cm (0.71″). The depth is 3.5 cm (1.38″) and this pipe weights 33 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.