Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Churchwarden (4) (2020) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-4732

Dunhill doesn't feature any Churchwarden designs on their standard, numbered shape chart, so the English marque's Quaint series is perfect for such pipes, being a line devoted to White Spot pipes not designated by the marque's shape numbers. Presented here is an elegant Group 4 rendition of the Acorn, with a slender bowl that tapers downward to a slightly pointed heel. Such svelte lines transition beautifully into the sinuously elongated stem for a comfortable smoking posture and refined 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: 8.77 in./222.76 mm.
  • Weight: 1.36 oz./38.56 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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