Dunhill: Tanshell (4145) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4221

More commonly known as the "Don," Dunhill's "45" design is a distinctively unique and elegant take on the Poker that's been a highly collectible and sought-after shape ever since its debut decades ago. It's characterized by a cylindrical bowl, an abbreviated shank, and the long, arcing nature of its mouthpiece that gives the overall shape a classy appearance, similar to the Prince but in a more practical, sure-sitting form. Adding to this example's desirability is that this marks the very first time we've received this iconic design dressed in the warm tones of the Tanshell finish.

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.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.84 in./173.74 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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