Dunhill: Shell Briar (3202) (2016)

Product Number: 002-015-4503

Dunhill's "02" design is an archetypal rendition of the classic bent Billiard, with other makers and artisans even looking to The White Spot as the standard for classic proportions and shaping cues. This Group 3 example is a choice iteration: Fitted to a saddle stem, the slender mouthpiece lends the stummel a more muscular character, though the pipe remains conveniently compact overall. Dressed in the iconic Shell Briar sandblast, the stout bowl offers pleasing texture in hand.

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: 5.05 in./128.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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