Dunhill: Shell Briar (3233) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4154

A less often seen shape from Dunhill, the English marque's "33" is a bent Brandy. Here, the tapering bowl rises above a flattened heel that enables the bent form to sit upright on a desktop, and it wears a concisely textured iteration of the Shell Briar sandblast. It should be noted that it stands a bit precariously, but a full chamber of tobacco will right that considerably.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipesmoking 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
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.98 in./126.49 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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