Dunhill: Millennium Hallmark Shell Briar with Silver (4101) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5631

A straight Apple of well-balanced, stout proportions, this "01" from Dunhill pairs a charmingly plump, gently tapered bowl to a rather compact stretch of shank and stem. Rendered in moderate Group 4 size, this pipe is part of the marque's Millennium Hallmark series and is accented with an ornately designed silver band that makes for a handsome, refined, dress pipe aesthetic. It's wearing the dark, formal Shell Briar sandblast, showing off the briar's natural grain patterns.

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: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England