Dunhill: Shell Briar (3257) (2019)

Product Number: 002-015-5402

A shape made infrequently by Dunhill, the "57" Dublin sitter offers a broad base for stability and a Poker-esque attitude of bowl, along with a wide transition to a shank extending at about 45 degrees up to the saddle stem of all black. While distinctive and striking in profile, this shape is particularly practical, not only sitting wherever it's asked, but hanging from the jaw with comfort when not displaying its self-assured posture from a resting position.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipesmoking 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.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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