Dunhill: Shell Briar (5102) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-5890
Dunhill's "02" bent Billiard is a design that's survived since the 1930s, and it's easy to see why it's retained such popularity over the years: Stretched of stem, with a gentle, swooping S-curve, yet defined by a firm heel and stately bowl, it's a piece that exudes elegance and poise — the perfect jaw-hanger with an unmatched in hand posture. In this particular Group 5 offering, the English marque presents it in the stately style of the Shell Briar finish, and has lent the bowl a bit more substance than usual, sure to please those with a desire for hearty renditions of timeless shapes.
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: 6.01 in./152.65 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Pot
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England