English Estates: Dunhill Shell Brair (4226) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-33786
This lightweight rendition of an Oom Paul by Dunhill maximizes comfort, as the feathery pipe hangs effortlessly during smokes. The petite size is countered by the shape's inherent muscularity, since the shank is so deeply bent it is almost entirely fused to the rear of the bowl. The jet-black vulcanite stem is partnered with Dunhill's iconic shady Shell Briar finish, which gives the stummel a palpable surface.
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
Mild Chamber Carbonizing
THE WHITE SPOT
MADE IN ENGLAND 21
- Length: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Oom Paul
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England