English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (42) (F/T) (3) (S) (1960) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-31503

If you're looking for an interesting, vintage English pipe, take a look at this 1960 Dunhill. Group 3 in size, the overall proportions here are trim and lean, with a well-tapered, slightly forward-canted bowl, a deep, defined transition, and a slender stretch of shank and tapered stem out back. It also happens to be finished in a the dark, slimming style of the Shell Briar line, offering a pleasing texture while complementing the shape's natural lines beautifully.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipe-smoking history. Before 1917, pipes with sandblasted finishes had never been made, and Alfred Dunhill's innovative mind created arguably the most popular finish for pipes today when he unveiled the Shell Briar. With its dark, reserved color palette and delightful texture, it's no surprise that it's still wildly popular over a century later.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

Rim Darkening Chamber Carbonizing Tooth Marks Stem Over Buffed Light Oxidation

42 F/T
  • Length: 5.46 in./138.68 mm.
  • Weight: 0.96 oz./27.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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