Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (4210) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-5991

Depending on its stem style, Dunhill's long-shanked "10" Billiard can either represent Liverpool or Bing's Billiard renditions. The latter is offered here, pairing the stummel with a lengthy saddle stem for a considerably sleek profile; were it an abbreviated tapered stem, though, the archetypal Liverpool would be well represented. In Group 4 size, this Bing's example is a choice find for those who enjoy the sleek shape — not to mention the sterling silver accent which further elevates this example.

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: 6.89 in./175.01 mm.
  • Weight: 1.42 oz./40.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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