Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (3407) (2020)

Product Number: 002-015-4811

This "07" Dunhill Prince belongs to a limited-edition run of pipes that were crafted after The White Spot acquired a handful of vulcanite rods in a number of different, brindled colors. Arguably one of Dunhill's most elegant and recognizable shapes, this Group 3 example features a squat bowl paired to an abbreviated shank and a softly downturned mouthpiece. Accented by a bright band of silver at the shank end, it's topped by a brindled vulcanite stem of intermingling grey and ink hues, quite an eye-catching departure from the marque's other, more traditional cumberland mouthpieces. Wearing the dark, sandblasted Shell Briar finish, the bowl is rife with beautiful, tightly knit stacks of rippling ring grain, adding further appeal.

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: 6.22 in./157.99 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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