Very nice and rare Hardcastle’s pipe made approximately between 1946 and 1967! Almost full straight grain!
Like many other companies Hardcastle was a traditional family pipe business. In 1946 Alfred Dunhill bought the shares turning Hardcastle into a 100% Dunhill subsidiary. But until 1967 family management of the company retained a certain independence. Our today’s pipe was made in the same style like many others Dunhill-Hardcastle pipes of this period. The pipe is beautiful, shining, collectable and can be smoked with a great pleasure!
The pipe markings are “HARDCASTLE \ SPECIAL DE LUXE \ 4”. The length is 14.8 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.2 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.4 cm and 2.3 cm. The depth is 3.2 cm and this pipe weights 49 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, air cooler. The chamber has been protected with the break in coat.