English Estates: Dunhill Shell (41351) (1983) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-33745
A canted bowl that flares up to its rim; a naturally curving heel; and a lengthy, bent, tapered stem immediately identify the Dunhill "35" as the classic bent Dublin shape. This pipe's Group 4 size boasts a generous chamber, with a broad rim and bowl to match. The Shell Briar stummel is accompanied by an oval, tapered, vulcanite stem that contributes to a trim profile.
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.--Zach Podl
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Stem Over Buffed
MADE IN ENGLAND 23
- Length: 6.33 in./160.78 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England