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The White Spot

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Latest update September 18, 2018

Pipes
The durability and cool sweet smoking of the Alfred Dunhill pipe with its “White Spot” trademark are universally acclaimed. Made from the finest quality briar, the “Dunhill” represents more than 90 separate processes over a period of several months.
While there are checks and quality controls every step of the way, the final inspection before each pipe is released onto the market is made by only one person. An indication of the scarcity of fine briar to meet the standards demanded of a Dunhill “White Spot” pipe.
These standards ensure that each pipe will smoke perfectly from the start and, with proper care, will never lose its original sweetness. The flawless briars are perfect – no fills, no flaws, no pits; only 5 out of every 100 ebauchons entering the factory leave as a Dunhill.
Dunhill “White Spot” finest quality briar pipes
The mouthpiece of every Dunhill pipe is hand-cut from a solid rod of “Vulcanite” – the Dunhill name for a rubber compound which, although tough, is easy on the teeth and does not flavour/taint the smoke. In colour it may be Black, or Cumberland (marbled brown).
The Dunhill “White Spot” was the first pipe to carry a guarantee. That little white spot is still a symbol of perfection and style, and the guarantee still holds.
Dunhill pipes have an exceptionally long life and are in great demand as refurbished “estate” pipes. They are highly regarded as “Collectibles”.

Smooth finishes
Hand-polishing enhances the beauty of the natural grain giving the pipe bowl a lustre which only improves with age and usage

Root Briar Amber Root Bruyere Dress Chestnut
Root Briar Amber Root Bruyere Dress  Chestnut

Root Briar – A golden polished bowl which shows the flawless grain to perfection, Introduced in 1930. Black mouthpiece;
Amber Root – A warm glowing amber finish showing the contrasting grain in all its glory; Black mouthpiece;
Bruyere – Smooth, deep burgundy colour; the original finish which was introduced in 1910. Black mouthpiece;
Chestnut Briar -  A rich, deep walnut colour complemented by the Cumberland mouthpiece;
Dress – Sophisticated high polish black finish, embellished with a sterling silver band; Black mouthpiece;

Rough, sandblasted finishes
The bowls have had the soft wood on the surface sandblasted off. Any weak bowls shatter under this process. The survivors are remarkably tough and light. The shell briar is usually a little thinner-walled than its smooth counterpart, and may need a little more care in building up the carbon layer.

Shell Briar Cumberland County

Not pictured

Tanshell
Redbark

Shell Briar Cumberland County  

Shell Briar – Black sandblast, deep relief grain, only suitable for certain grains; 1917 Black mouthpiece;
Cumberland – 1980 The sandblasted bowl is stained a deep reddish brown, then polished to highlight the relief grain; finished with a brown marble Cumberland mouthpiece;
County – The newest finish, a lighter modern, washed, deep tan colour; Cumberland mouthpiece;
Tanshell - 1953 Light tan sandblasted bowl; colour deepens with smoking to a rich golden-brown; Black mouthpiece;
Red Bark – 1973 A sandblasted bowl stained a rich deep burgundy; Black mouthpiece

SHAPES:
Currently 25 shapes with 2-digit numbers. SHAPE CHART
Occasionally a piece of briar is just asking to be carved into a shape which is not in the standard list. The general term for such pipe shapes is “Quaint”.

So where are the Pipes?

SIZES:
Although scarcity of fine briar has always necessitated the pricing of Dunhill according to the amount of root employed in their manufacture, it is important to remember that, irrespective of size and price, they are of one quality only – the finest. The bowls are sorted into 6 groups.

Group 1 Small Group 2 Medium Group 3 Medium
Group 4 Medium to Large Group 5 Large Group 6 Extra large

When we select pipes, we try to choose the larger pipes of each shape from each group

Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
STAMPING:
The stamping tells the story:
Dunhill White Spot pipe stamp
Today each pipe is stamped with Alfred Dunhill’s The White Spot; the finish by name on the opposite side for smooth pipes
(or as above for rough) and a 4 digit number giving Size, Saddle/Taper mouthpiece, Shape number
For example:
3204: 3 = Group size; 2 = Saddle mouthpiece; 04 = Bulldog shape

Dunhill pipe stamp
Previously, each pipe was stamped with the Dunhill logo in a circle


AUTHORISED STOCKISTS of DUNHILL White Spot products  

JOHANNESBURG

Wesley’s Tobacconist

Rosebank Mall

011 788 7413

PRETORIA

Brooklyn Tobacconist

Brooklyn Mall

012 460 7781

SOMERSET WEST

Curiosity Hut

Shop 78 Somerset Mall

021 8511095

The pictures show specific pipes we are holding for you. The pipe you see is the pipe you will receive.

SMOOTH FINISHES ~ SANDBLAST FINISHES ~ CHRISTMAS PIPES
Dunhill Filter Pipes: Smooth / Rough


Root Briar

Introduced in 1930, this is a light-golden polished bowl which shows the flawless grain to perfection. Used only for the most suitable briar and most beautiful grains.
Irrespective of shape, size or finish, all Dunhill pipes are of one quality only – the finest.

Dunhill 54-DHDPR3103 R8524.12 Proceed to Safeshop Root Briar 3103 Taper Billiard

Dunhill Pipe Root Briar smooth finishDescription:
A perfectly proportioned tapered billiard.
The bowl shows tight Flame and Straight grain, which continues along the shank.
The closeness of the grain shows the hardness of the briar.
Fine Birdseye along the underside of the pipe, and on the rim of the bowl.
Fitted with a Dunhill metal tube.

Year of Manufacture:     2012
Weight:                         33g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                            Here you can see the pipe in detail

 



Dunhill 54-DHDPR4102 R10,037.28 Proceed to Safeshop Root Briar 4102 Bent Billiard

Dunhill Pipe Root Briar smooth finishDescription:
The graining of this bowl is a interesting pattern of Flame grain, Birdseye and Crossgrain.
With plenty of light-coloured hard wood.
The proportions are perfect – a classic example of its designated shape number - a Bent Billiard with a tapered mouthpiece

Year of Manufacture:     2016
Weight:                         49g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                     Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

Dunhill 54-DHDPR4111 R10,037.28 Proceed to Safeshop Root Briar 4111 Lovat

Dunhill Pipe Root Briar smooth finishDescription:
Why this pipe didn’t make a Straight grain rating surprises me.
Straight grain around the bowl and Flame grain along the shank, with Birdseye on the underside and rim.
Classic proportions for this very formal Military style shape.

Year of Manufacture:     2016
Weight:                         39g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail




54-DHDPR2421 Root Briar; Group2 Zulu  (2009)Root Briar; Group Zulu  (2009)

This traditional shape has a relatively thick bowl, good for outdoors or windy conditions. Not too big, suitable for that shorter smoke (outdoors). The distribution of hard and soft wood creates a grain flaring up the bowl – perfect for the shape. (28g)

54-DHDPR2421 Sorry, I'm sold!Here you can see the pipe in detail

 


Amber Root

Bowls for this relatively new finish appear to be selected for their especially beautiful grain; mostly Straight or Flame Grain.
Irrespective of shape, size or finish, all Dunhill pipes are of one quality only – the finest.

Dunhill 54-DHDPA3108 R6753.73 Proceed to Safeshop Amber Root 3108 Bent Rhodesian

Dunhill Pipe Amber Root smooth finishDescription:
The top of the bowl shows beautiful flame grain, with matching birdseye on the underside and shank.
The two rings bring certain lightness to the appearance of the bowl.
The pipe can rest at a 45° angle on its side

Year of Manufacture:     2016
Weight:                         45g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                    Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 


Bruyere

The original finish from Dunhill – and the pipes are so smooth to the feel, more so than any other finish. The rich high-polished burgundy colour softens to a satin glow as the pipe is smoked; and over time the fine grain appears as if out of the shadows.
Irrespective of shape, size or finish, all Dunhill pipes are of one quality only – the finest.

 

Dunhill 54-DHDPB2105 R5442.32 Proceed to Safeshop Bruyere 2105 Dublin

Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
A very elegant small pipe – ideal for that opportunistic short smoke.
The inner bowl is the same diameter as a larger (taller) Dunhill, which ensures your tobacco will burn comfortably.
In the shadows of the polish one can catch glimpses of Straight grain, especially along the shank.
Fitted with a Dunhill metal tube

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         25g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 

Dunhill 54-DHDPB3202b R6047.59 Proceed to Safeshop Bruyere 3202 Saddle Bent

Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
The Billiard bowl is slightly rounded, but not as much as a classic Apple.
The shadows on the bowl suggest Birdseye and Crossgrain. Only time will tell, as the colour lightens up after 10-20 years.
The thickness of the wood in the middle of the bowl should ensure that the bowl stays cool, with gentle smoking. It also means that in the hand, it is a little heavier than usual for a Group 3. However the bent shape ensures that it will be light in the mouth.
The saddle in the mouthpiece brings an air of lightness to the whole pipe.

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         45g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                   Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 

Dunhill 54-DHDPB4103b R7258.11 Proceed to Safeshop Bruyere 4103 Billiard

Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
The classic Dunhill “White Spot” Billiard pipe with a round, taper mouthpiece.
The pipe by which all other branded billiards are measured.
This well-wooded bowl has birdseye grain on the front and back of the bowl, with cross grain sides.
It comes fitted with a Dunhill metal tube.

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         48g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                 Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 

54-DHDPB3111 Sorry, I'm sold! Bruyere 3111 Lovat
Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
This compact pipe shows good cross grain on the back of the bowl and down the length of the shank.
The saddle mouthpiece distinguishes the Lovat pipe from a Liverpool shape, and the shorter stem makes it good for travelling.

Year of Manufacture:     2015
Weight:                         35g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

Dunhill 54-DHDPB4102d R7258.11 Proceed to Safeshop Bruyere 4102d  Bent Billiard

Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
A beautifully proportioned large Group 4 pipe which should give many years of great smoking to the man-fortunate enough to own it.
The cross grain on parts of the bowl, is matched by the birdseye over the rest of the bowl.
The tapered mouthpiece adds an air of elegance. And just look at the grain on the rim of the bowl.
The thickness of the wood means that it is a little heavier in the hand. However the bent shape ensures that it will be light in the mouth.

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         46g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

54-DHDPB4204 R7258.11 Proceed to Safeshop Bruyere 4204 Bulldog

Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
Back in vogue this is a classic Bulldog shape.
The slightly forward angled bowl, directs smoke away from the face.
There is cross grain on the bowl and the two rings bring an air of lightness.
Fitted with a Dunhill metal tube.

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         36g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 


Bruyere 5213 Bent Apple
Perfect proportions between bowl rim and shank and the carefully selected degree of bend in the saddle mouthpiece completes the balance of this pipe. Excellent balance in hand and mouth.

54-DHDPB5213 Sorry, I'm sold!

Here you can see the pipe in detail


Dunhill Pipe Bruyere 5213 Bent Apple

Dunhill 54-DHDPB4102c R7258.11 Proceed to Safeshop Bruyere 4102 Bent Billiard

Dunhill Pipe Bruyere smooth finishDescription:
A little less in weight than 4102d, this pipe should also give long service to its fortunate owner.
The colouring is also a little lighter showing off the cross grain and birdseye patterns more clearly.
Perfect proportions with resultant great balance in both hand and mouth.

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         41g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                       Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 


Chestnut Briar

A rich, deep walnut colour complemented by the Cumberland mouthpiece – it was introduced in 1983 to to commemorate the closing of the Cumberland Road warehouse. The same stain and stem material as used on the Cumberland, but on a smooth bowl. Like the Bruyere, the finish is smooth to the feel and will lighten in time to show off the grain, which is usually cross-grain top and bottom with birdseye on the sides of the bowl.
Irrespective of shape, size or finish, all Dunhill pipes are of one quality only – the finest.

54-DHDPN3109Sil R7863.38 Proceed to Safeshop Chestnut 3109 Canadian with Silver band

Dunhill Pipe Chestnut smooth finishDescription:
This is an outstanding pipe - 165mm of pipe and still a Group 3.
The shank is 130mm, and the stamped silver band reinforces the end of the briar to prevent cracking and adds to the overall elegance of this long, slim Dunhill pipe.
The 20mm bowl diameter must ensure an easy, cool, dry smoke.
This is a perfect “fireside” pipe.

Year of Manufacture:     2010
Weight:                         37g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      20mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail


54-DHDPN3110 R6047.59 Proceed to Safeshop Chestnut 3110 Liverpool

Dunhill Pipe Chestnut smooth finishDescription:
Lots of dark cross grain on this compact, sturdy, yet stylish pipe.
Ideal for taking along on a walk in the countryside, for a smoke on the wild side with no harm done.
The taper mouthpiece adds to the smooth look, and distinguishes this Liverpool pipe from the Lovat shape.

Year of Manufacture:     2014
Weight:                         33g
Inner Bowl Diameter:      19mm                                             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 


ALFRED DUNHILL’S “THE WHITE SPOT” PIPES WITH 9MM FILTER OPTION

Dunhill “Stubby” Filter Pipes: Superbly sandblasted

See also, The White Spot cigar humidors, cigar cases, cigar cutters, pouches and extras
    SANDBLAST FINISHES ~ CHRISTMAS PIPES

The Dunhill White Spot Certificate of Guarantee

Your Alfred Dunhill pipe is guaranteed against faults in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase. Your Alfred Dunhill pipe will be repaired and any defective components will be replaced free of charge, or a refund will be made, provided that the fault falls within the terms of this Guarantee.

Damage and/or defects caused by fair wear and tear, accidents, use which is unreasonable or inconsistent with Alfred Dunhill’s instructions, dismantling, or repair by persons other than authorised Alfred Dunhill repair specialists, or the use of components or accessories other than those recommended by Alfred Dunhill, are not covered by this Guarantee.

This Guarantee is only valid provided that the completed Certificate of Guarantee is returned with your pipe to your nearest Alfred Dunhill shop or authorised dealership.

Please note that your rights under this guarantee are subject to your compliance with Alfred Dunhill’s instructions as set out in this booklet. Please read the instructions carefully.

This Guarantee is additional to your statutory rights.


AUTHORISED STOCKISTS of DUNHILL White Spot products  

JOHANNESBURG

Wesley’s Tobacconist Rosebank Mall 011 788 7413

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

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