Dunhill: Shell Briar (3104) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4238

Here we have the ever popular straight Bulldog, dressed in the venerable Shell Briar finish and executed with an interesting "beehive" pattern to the bowl. This particular shape, according to old Dunhill catalogs, was once known as the "UT," and we've seen precious few come through our doors, new or estate, making this a rare find for the avid Dunhill collector.

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.

- Kaz Walters
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.21 in./132.33 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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