Dunhill: Shell Briar (2102) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6177

This archetypal bent Billiard from Dunhill is rendered in petite Group 2 proportions, making it a perfect to stow in a jacket pocket. The traditional English shaping is solid but sleek, with a rolling heel and gently upturned shank and a tapered stem that bends to mirror the stummel's forward motion. Ideal for clenching, this piece makes a welcome companion an any journey, even if one goes only as far as the easy chair.

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
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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