Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Churchwarden (4) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5888

Made up of pipes that depart from Dunhill's standard shape chart, the Quaint line shows the English marque's more whimsical side. This Churchwarden is no exception, featuring a pert bowl with tapered walls and a domed rim that falls somewhere between a Dublin and an Acorn. The upswept round shank meets a long, willowy Churchwarden stem made of jet-black acrylic, making this a perfect reading pipe. Dressed in the Shell Briar finish, the stummel offers plenty of engaging texture.

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.

-Gabriel Bass
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 9.20 in./233.68 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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