Dunhill: Shell Briar (4204) (2015)

Product Number: 002-015-4571

A traditional, masculine design, Dunhill's "04" straight Bulldog is rendered here in Group 4-size and boasts a remarkably light weight. Replete with a crisp ridgeline beneath the tapered rim, the upright bowl is paired to the form's characteristic, crisply lined diamond shank and fitted with a jet-black, vulcanite stem. Handsomely wrought, this piece is dressed in the English marque's 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.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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