Dunhill used to have a warehouse in London, on Cumberland Road. In 1979, the company created the Cumberland series to celebrate that warehouse. The rich brown coloring is shared by its younger cousin, the Chestnut, but this series of tobacco pipes is sandblasted for a more textured feel. Each of the Cumberland pipes has the same acrylic stem that the Chestnut uses, providing consistency for related tobacco pipes.
The Cumberland finish is popular for its look and has been popular enough that it was selected to be the finish for the 2020 Dunhill Zodiac pipe. Serving as the finish for the Year of the Rat, it was a limited edition tobacco pipe with a sterling silver band that features a rat logo stamped on it. The Dunhill company only produced 198 of the 2020 Year of the Rat pipes, leaving them perfect for collectors that prize rare items.
When you select a Dunhill Cumberland smoking pipe, you are getting a quality product that will serve you well and last generations. Treated properly, you can take your rotation's centerpiece and turn it into an heirloom that your children and grandchildren will treasure. Every Dunhill piece is made with the care and quality you look for in a tobacco pipe, and you will be able to fully appreciate the historic nature of a product that has been made well for over one hundred years.