It's a good smoker. Took three smokes to break it in. Very easy to clench and keep in my mouth. I do worry a mite about the thinness of the shank when taking the stem off to clean, though. I'm exceptionally careful about it.
Thanks to @tfdickson , I finally got a birth year Dunhill. This is a 1960 DRA root briar 137 canted dublin. I'm using the photos he took because I'm a lousy photographer, and you see the grain well in these photos that many of you have already seen. As my birthday is a week from now, the timing is very good.