Dunhill: Shell Briar (4102F) (2021) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5806

Dunhill's "02" bent Billiard is one of the English marque's most iconic and popular shapes, with its fluid lines and well-balanced proportions having come to embody the craft of traditional pipe making. This rendition scales those features down to a versatile and pronounced Group 4 size. Shape-wise, the high-kicking shank carries momentum off the sweeping heel to the arc of the tapered stem, resulting in a gracile S-curve that ensures a relaxed, hands-free smoking posture, while the stoic bowl sits firmly at the front of the pipe. This particular example wears the marque's iconic Shell Briar sandblast and is fitting to accommodate a 9mm filter — ideal for those who appreciate filtered pipes.

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: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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