Dunhill: Shell Briar (5104F) (2021) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-5811
Dunhill's taller straight Bulldog rendition is this "04" design, as opposed to the more squat and broad style of the English marque's "17" version. Oftentimes, the "04" has a more slender and sleek shaping style; however, this Group 5 example exudes stout muscularity. With plenty of chamber and substance, it's a firm-heeled, versatile pipe with no shortage of presence or chamber capacity. Dressed here in the Shell Briar's timeless sandblast, this example is further commended by 9mm drilling for those who prefer 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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England