Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Bent Dublin (4) (2017)
Product Number: 002-015-4981
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. This Quaint Shell Briar design is something of a hybrid of the Dublin and Acorn shapes, offering an easy curve on the end of which sits a slightly canted Dublin-esque bowl with a rim that's softly rounded like that of the Acorn.
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: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England