Dunhill: Shell Briar (5201) (2016)
Product Number: 002-015-5434
The first shape on Dunhill's systematized shape chart, the "01" is a classic straight Apple rendition, marked by a reserved and rounded bowl with just the right amount of substance. This Group 4 example exudes the archetypal proportions for which The White Spot is renowned, fitted to a sleek saddle stem and dressed in the inky sandblast of the marque's revolutionary 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.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.62 in./142.75 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England