Dunhill: Shell Briar (4103) (2018) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5878

Viewed by many as being the archetypal Billiard, Dunhill's "03" is a versatile, classy straight rendition. Deep of chamber and with more bowl-dominant proportions, it's seen here in versatile Group 4 size. A much-abbreviated shank is accentuated by a jet-black vulcanite military mount and elegantly tapered stem of vulcanite in a sleek, rather lengthy arrangement. The stummel is dressed in the marque's dark, grain-defining sandblast of the 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.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.01 in./152.65 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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