English Estates: Dunhill Shell (42) (3) (S) (1975) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-33373

If you're looking for an interesting, vintage English pipe, take a look at this Dunhill from 1975. 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. This "42" 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.

--Davin Hylton

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Measurements & Other Details

Mild Chamber Carbonizing

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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