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    Dunhill shape 29 Author

    Picked up a Dunhill 31291 bruyere Author today(or is it a bent apple) ,I saw it and sent a low offer which was accepted.

    It is a small pipe but I like small pipes.its dated 1978 whats the general thoughts on 1970s Dunhills
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    Length: 4.92
    Chamber height: 1.30
    Chamber width: 1.46
    Chamber diameter: 0.75
    Weight: 1.31oz
    Stem: Ebonite
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    I like it, Paul. Nice rich Bruyere finish. The only complaints I've typically heard about the pipes from that ere are about Shells, and their relative lack of depth to the blasts; which as a recall, was due to a change in the sourcing of the briar.

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    Great looking Bruyere, Paul. Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    The only complaints I've typically heard about the pipes from that ere are about Shells, and their relative lack of depth to the blasts; which as a recall, was due to a change in the sourcing of the briar.
    There's also the whole oil curing thing, which Dunhill supposedly stopped doing sometime in the 60s. Whether or not that made for a noticeable difference to the end smoker is a matter of debate.
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    A nice buy, indeed. Congratulations, Paul.
    I have 2 from the '70s; a Shell Briar 130 (1972) and a Root Briar 78 (1975) and I am quite happy with them.

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    Hi, nice looking pipe. Congratulations!

    People tend to be critical about Dunhill's from the 1980s as not necessarily being of the same quality as those from earlier periods, and they are therefore somewhat cheaper in price. But as the others have indicated, individual pipes can be quite good.

    I just picked up a Cumberland bent from the same period as yours that Anthony restored for me, and smoked it for the first time yesterday. It's smoking qualities were very good and the shape was well balanced. So even though it is slightly heavy, it fit well in my hands and in my mouth. And the draw was wide open. It needs to be burned in but it has the potential to become one of my favoured smoking pipes. And interestingly, although I prefer the shape and visual appearance of a similar, older Comoy's from about 1940, the balance on that is much worse and it is much more problematical to hold it and tamp it without dropping it.

    So enjoy your pipe and let us know how well it smokes.

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    Congrats, Paul! I not only like the shape, but also the finish color as well.
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    Cute looking pipe, well done! I've never had a dunhill, so can't comment really. I think most things made in Britain during the 70s were pretty ugly as a rule though. Flared trousers & Austin princess's for example. Your pipe looks like an exception to the rule though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Cute looking pipe, well done! I've never had a dunhill, so can't comment really. I think most things made in Britain during the 70s were pretty ugly as a rule though. Flared trousers & Austin princess's for example. Your pipe looks like an exception to the rule though.
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    Very nice pipe shape, I like small pipes as well and that shape does very well in a smaller size. As to the smoking qualities of this version I will leave to the expert.
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    A superb pipe!!! I love the deep rich color that this briar expresses. I like the smooth finish as compared to any sandblasted pipes. This is just my personal opinion.

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