Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (4109) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6051

A long-shanked Canadian, this piece is part of a limited edition line from Dunhill, pairing dark Shell Briar sandblasts with cumberland stems rather than being topped by the typical jet-black vulcanite mouthpieces. Additionally, all the pieces in this special release are accented with bright silver bands for further tasteful elegance.

Classic and well balanced, this "09" from the English marque is seen here in Group 4 size, pairing the bevel-rimmed Billiard bowl with a lengthy oval shank and tapered, abbreviated mouthpiece. Striking in profile, the Canadian is traditional and refined, its streamlined disposition quite refined.

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 mostly dark 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: 5.84 in./148.34 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Canadian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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