Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (4124) (2022) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6058
Dunhill's "24" design is a crisply framed Foursquare, seen here in the rather muscular, bold proportions of Group 4 size, aligning well with the shape's structural, geometric aesthetic. The pipe's paneled underside promotes sturdy sitting, and it's smartly finished in the marque's dark, grain-defining Shell Briar sandblast that's lent striking ornamentation in the form of a silver accent band for a well-balanced, sophisticated aesthetic. Moreover, it's part of a special release from Dunhill, pairing the dark tones of the Shell Briar sandblast with a stem of warm cumberland rather than the line's usual, jet-black mouthpiece.
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: 5.87 in./149.10 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England