Dunhill: Shell Briar (5101) (2018)

Product Number: 002-015-4277

Dunhill's "01" straight Apple shape always fills the hand nicely, yet it's also one of those shapes that seem to vary a bit between Group sizes. Here in the stout Group 5 designation, it's rendered positively plump, with decidedly more substance to the transition and shank as well, while the bowl displays a contrastingly elegant, Brandy-like taper toward the rim. Fittingly, we see it here presented in the dark sandblast of the Shell Briar finish for a thoroughly traditional 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.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.73 in./145.54 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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