English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (35) (F/T) (3) (S) (1969) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-33347
The "35" is an older Billiard shape from Dunhill, with this particular one having been fashioned back in 1969. It finds itself in good historical company, sharing the same year as the first man on the moon, Woodstock music festival, the Beatles' Abbey Road, and John Wayne's True Grit. Shape-wise, it's a more bowl-heavy renditions the shank and stem being comparatively trimmer to thrust visual weight toward the front. It's presented in Group 3 size and wears the English marque's iconic Shell Briar sandblast.
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.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
Mild Chamber Carbonizing Stamping Worn From Buffing
3 (In Circle)
- Length: 5.29 in./134.37 mm.
- Weight: 1.02 oz./29.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England