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Dunhill: Shell Briar (5120) (2017)

Product Number: 002-015-4279

Offered here is Dunhill's sturdy "20" Cherrywood. Essentially a Poker with a touch of bend, the Cherrywood boasts solid sitting capabilities but with the weight distribution of a bent pipe — not to mention that the slight downward turn, combined with the inflated rim, softens the profile a touch compared with the stoic, stout-walled, Group 5 bowl up front.

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: 5.59 in./141.99 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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