Dunhill: Shell Briar (5101) (2016)
Product Number: 002-015-5130
In Group 5 size, this "01" Apple from Dunhill takes on quite a robust, muscular nature, its voluptuous base and dramatic upward taper likening it to a traditional Brandy. Filling the palm, it's a pipe of considerable substance and chamber depth for those drawn to hearty renditions of shape-chart standards, and such dimensions pair well with the sandblast of the Shell Briar series, offering a rustic in-hand feel.
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: 5.69 in./144.53 mm.
- Weight: 1.52 oz./43.09 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Brandy
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England