Parker Bruyere Straight Prince 097 London Made Briar Pipe
- Overall Length: 144mm
- Overall Height: 37mm
- Bowl Height: 37mm
- Bowl Diameter: 43mm
- Bore: 19mm
- Filter: Metal Condensing
- Weight: 39g
- Branded Cloth Pipe Bag
- Gift Boxed
Dunhill seconds? Wrong! Think more Dunhill failings!
Dunhill pipes are highly regarded as being the epitome of the pipe smoking world. There is no better pipe than a Dunhill. The Mediterranean’s finest Briar is reserved for Dunhill and no expense is spared in scouring the markets to source the best briar. Briar is a natural product and it is only when the root is carved or finished after a long period of seasoning that the grain pattern is revealed. If the grain pattern doesn’t live up to the very strict standards to warrant the Dunhill stamp it simply doesn’t get stamped.
So what do they do with this very high quality briar that could make an exceptional pipe but doesn’t quite warrant the Dunhill stamp? They sell it for very expensive kindling right? Erm no!
In 1922 Dunhill opened a parent brand where Dunhills craftsmen finish the pipes to a near Dunhill standard and mark it as a Parker instead. So if you want an exceptional smoking pipe that is cosmetic perfection you buy a Dunhill. If you want an exceptional smoke and can live with near perfect aesthetics with a substantially reduced price tag you buy a Parker!
Parker Bruyere Finish
The Parker Bruyere is the best of the Dunhill “failings.” The light, warm yellow stain isn’t deep enough to hide any marks in the grain so the bowl must not have any visible flaws or disruptions and the pattern in the grain needs to be of a high grade. So this is as close to Dunhills standards as you can get without entering the £200 market!
The Bruyere is finished with a high quality Ebonite stem with a stunning inlaid Briar ring to match the bowl.
Condensing Metal Filter
The Parker Bruyere Briar pipes incorporate the re-usable metal filter system. The metal filter is suspended in the middle of a moisture trap, which forces the smoke to spiral round the cool metal before entering the stem. This causes condensation, which naturally removes tar and moisture deposits from the smoke trapping them in the shank for a cool pleasant smoking experience. Simply wipe clean in between smokes.
The metal filter can be removed altogether for smokers who prefer a totally un-restricted full bodied smoke.