Dunhill: Shell Briar with Barley Silver (5103) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6007
Dunhill's "03" Billiard shape is widely regarded as the archetype of the classic design. This Group 5 example is a fitting testament to the English marque's reputation. The balanced proportions and solid shaping are utilitarian yet elegant. Dressed in Dunhill's Shell Briar sandblast, the stummel offers a wealth of crisp texture, further elevated by a fine band of barley-patterned silver at the shank.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
- Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England