Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Belge with Horn (5) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4432
Essentially taking the slightly bent and canted posture of the Zulu but trading the Dublin bowl for one of more Egg-like roundness, this Belge rendition from Dunhill is active and elegant in profile. Though the Belge is an age-old shape, The White Spot doesn't reserve a shape number for the design, so this Group 5 example is found in the Quaint line — a series reserved for such non-numbered forms. This particular offering is made even more special by a mount of creamy horn, contrasting against the dark blast of the Shell Briar finish.
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: 7.15 in./181.61 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Cutty
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England