English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (4209) (2009) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-36871

Most of Dunhill's "09" pipes are Canadians, but this specific pipe is one of Dunhill's rare Lumbermans, a Canadian variant. The Lumberman shape features an identical stummel to the Canadian, but the Lumberman opts for a saddle stem instead of a tapered one. Though this combination of shank and stem is a bit uncommon from the White Spot, the stummel remains familiar thanks to its being dressed in the 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.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Minor Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
4209
DUNHILL (In Oval)
SHELL BRIAR
MADE IN ENGLAND 09
  • Length: 5.98 in./151.89 mm.
  • Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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