Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (4103) (2016)
Product Number: 002-015-4256
A bold, English-style Billiard, Dunhill's "03" defines the form with a full-bodied bowl and austere presence in profile. This Group 4 sized example is made all the more regal with a broad, ornate sterling silver band along its shank end, working in tandem with the glossy jet-black stain of the marque's iconic Shell Briar sandblast to create a handsome dress pipe aesthetic.
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: 5.78 in./146.81 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England