Dunhill: Shell Briar (2109) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6180

For those who prefer more petite pipes but still enjoy the classic English style, Dunhill's Group 2 offerings fit the bill perfectly: They present enough chamber space for a variety of blends yet feature lightweight proportions, making them excellent travel pipes and hands-free smokers. Such is the case with this "09" Canadian. The reduced size adds even more sleekness to the elongated, oval shank, poising the Billiard bowl on the end. This pipe's just over five inches in length make it perfect for comfortable clenching, the stummel here dressed in the inky stain and textural sandblast of the English marque's revolutionary Shell Briar finish.

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: 5.12 in./130.05 mm.
  • Weight: 0.70 oz./19.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.11 in./28.19 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Canadian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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