Dunhill: Shell Briar (3112) (2019)

Product Number: 002-015-4618

Two iterations of the Stack shape are both designated "12" on Dunhill's shape chart: One is the English marque's iconic "Windshield" pipes, essentially a Stack with the fore side of the rim raised to block oncoming wind, and the other version is this more traditionally inclined Stack, with the rim uniformly flat in classic style. This particular Group 3 example is fitted to an oval shank, such diminution added further presence to the already tall, deep-chambered bowl, and it's dressed in the dark sandblast of the Shell Briar series rounding out the classic aesthetic.

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: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 0.96 oz./27.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Chimney
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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