Dunhill: Shell Briar (2113) (2016)

Product Number: 002-015-4425

Were it not for the presence of a standard Dunhill shape-code on this pipe, I would have assumed this was a Quaint. It would have been an easy mistake to make since A) we've only very, very rarely seen the Group 2 version of the "13" bent Apple, and B) it does change quite a bit in Group 2 size. In terms of the latter, how it changes is that aside from getting overall smaller, the bowl gets much shorter, effectively turning the design into a Pot. Such rare shape, size, and finish combinations has drawn collectors to Dunhill for decades, with this particular offering finished in the crisp texture of the Shell Briar sandblast.

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.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.99 in./25.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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