Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver Cap (3109) (2016)
Product Number: 002-015-4244
This Dunhill "09" Canadian in Group 3 size benefits from a long, sleek, and streamlined form that still remains impressively lightweight. As such, it's a pipe that makes a statement while being comfortably clenched and maintaining the English brand's iconic, industry defining shaping style. Numerous other makers have looked to Dunhill as the standard bearer of traditional proportions and shaping. That classic is on display in this Shell Briar piece; however, it's made more unique and individual thanks to the hinged wind cap of sterling silver topping the rim.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: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England