Dunhill: Tanshell (3903) (2017)

Product Number: 002-015-4219

Dunhill's classic "03" shape is here rendered with stubby mouthpiece and shortened shank for a pipe with just over 3.5 inches of length. A nosewarmer that has sacrificed nothing in the way of tobacco chamber, this is an irresistible choice for pocket carry.

Created in 1951, the Tanshell marked Dunhill's fourth finish behind the Bruyere (1910), Shell Briar (1917), and Root Briar (1931); however, Dunhill didn't complete the "Tanshell" stamp until December 1951, waiting until 1952 to actually introduce the first Tanshell pipes. Considered one of the English marque's rarest, most collectible finishes, the Tanshell boasts a concise sandblast but unlike the dark-stained Shell Briar, the Tanshell is naturally stained, intended to develop a warm patina as it darkens with prolonged use over time.

Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 3.60 in./91.44 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 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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