Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Bent Dublin with Silver (2) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4639
Dunhill's Quaint series showcases designs that don't fit into the English marque's standard shape chart. These more individualized shapes fall within a broad range, though, in how non-traditional they are. For example, this bent Dublin hews closely to Dunhill's "21" Zulu design — a staple shape within their portfolio — yet in this Group 2 piece, the stem is a bit deeper of bend and the transition tighter and less Horn-like. The flare of the bowl is also a touch more dramatic and the heel firmer, lending the bowl a more poised, dynamic disposition. Dressed here in the Shell Briar's sandblast and further commended by a trim band of sterling silver, it's an excellent piece for those interested in one of Dunhill's smaller offerings and one that's a bit more unique, but still classic overall.
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: 5.53 in./140.46 mm.
- Weight: 0.88 oz./24.95 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England