Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (5115) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4416
Dunhill's classic bent Pot shape is designated as the "15" on the English marque's standard shape chart, and in Group 5 size, the design's characteristic muscularity and thick-walled nature is well represented. Such a piece is found here — offering palm-filling substance in its robust stance while remaining well-balanced thanks to the shank's upward angle and stem's downward bend. It's found here in the dark-stained Shell Briar sandblast, with an added sterling silver accent bend lending elegant appeal.
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: 5.81 in./147.57 mm.
- Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Pot
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England