Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Apple (2) (2019)
Product Number: 002-015-4720
A hybrid design of sorts, this Apple is found in the English marque's Quaint series, which is reserved for pipe shapes that don't exactly reflect The White Spot's systematized shape chart. The profile is similar that of the "01" straight Apple, particularly in the bowl's shaping; however, the shank reflects a Canadian's elongated, oval form, fitted to an abbreviated, tapered stem. It makes for an Apple form with added streamlined appeal, or perhaps a Canadian with a little more muscularity lent to the bowl.
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: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
- Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England