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 for sure after 1967, when Hardcastle was completely managed and led by Dunhill. The pipe is beautiful, shining, collectable and can be smoked with great pleasure!
The pipe markings are “HARDCASTLE \ SPECIAL DE LUXE \ 5”. The length is 13.5 cm (5.31″) and the bowl’s height is 3.8 cm (1.5″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.7 cm (1.85″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 2.7 cm (1.06″) and this pipe weighs 58 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The pipe was moderately smoked and well preserved. The pipe is completed with the original box and sleeve.