Dunhill: Shell Briar with Bamboo (4112) (2019)

Product Number: 002-015-4165

Bamboo-adorned pipes came to prominence during WWII and the following years as the pipemaking world saw a shortage in briar. Dunhill, like other marques, looked to the organic medium as a way of saving on briar. Dunhill's piece became affectionately known as "Whangees" — named after the bamboo canes and umbrellas of that era. This 2019 "12" Chimney hearkens back to that vintage style, featuring two knuckles of pale bamboo to accent the tall bowl's Shell Briar sandblast.

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: 6.02 in./152.91 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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