Dunhill: Shell Briar (5102) (2018)
Product Number: 002-015-4361
Dunhill's "02" bent Billiard is a design that's survived since the 1930s, and it's easy to see why it's retained such popularity over the years: Stretched of stem, with a gentle, swooping S-curve, yet defined by a firm heel and stately bowl, it's a piece that exudes elegance and poise — the perfect jaw-hanger with an unmatched in hand posture. In this particular Group 5 offering, the English marque presents it in the stately style of the Shell Briar finish, staining the smooth rim a rich Bruyere hue.
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: 5.99 in./152.15 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England