Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Dublin with Silver (3) (2017)

Product Number: 002-015-4229

As part of the Quaint series, this Dublin from Dunhill is a notable departure from the "05" shape on their standard pipe chart — the Quaint series being a line devoted to more non-standard designs compared to the English marque's typically classic shaping style. That said, this Group 3 piece remains considerably traditional, but not in the context of classic English shaping. Instead, it caters more toward Danish design cues, the shank sleek and oval in cross section while the heel is softer, leading into a forward canted bowl topped with an inflated rim that been polished smooth and Bruyere-stained to contrast the 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: 6.52 in./165.61 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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