Dunhill: Shell Briar (3135) (2021)

Product Number: 002-015-5400

Seldom seen in Group 3 dimensions, Dunhill's "35" shape seems to meld the marque's "21" Zulu with one of the marque's shorter, stockier Dublin designs. It's imbued with a languid, forward-urging look in profile and when paired with an ebony-hued, vulcanite army mount and Prince-like, downturned stem, takes on a jaunty disposition. A smooth, ruby-hued rim lends textural and visual contrast to its dark, Shell Briar finish.

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: 6.10 in./154.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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