Dunhill: Shell Briar (6202) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4185

Dunhill's largest standard size designation, Group 6, presents a bowl and chamber of house pipe dimensions, here represented in the English marque's iconic "02" bent Billiard. Such a Group size thrusts the majority of the visual weight forward toward the bowl — the elegant flow of the shank-and-stem combination contrasting the bowl's firmness. A substantial briar in hand, this piece epitomizes Dunhill's classic shaping style but in decidedly bold proportions.

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.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.03 in./153.16 mm.
  • Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.22 in./56.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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