Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (2103) (2019)

Product Number: 002-015-4410

The classic straight Billiard has been fashioned by makers across the globe for decades, yet Dunhill's "03" remains the standard by which numerous people judge the standard Billiard design. Even artisans like Per and Ulf of S. Bang and Jess Chonowitsch revere the English marque for its perfect proportions and sublime shaping. Presented here is a Group 2 version, slimming down the shank and stem proportions for an easily pocketed classic that's lightweight and easily clenched. Finished in the crisp texture of the Shell Briar sandblast, this example is further commended by a sterling silver band.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipe smoking 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: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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