Dunhill: Shell Briar (4924) (2022) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6196

A unique piece from Dunhill, this pocket pipe boasts an exaggerated bowl with hefty chamber capacity in an easy to transport package. This pipe maintains the shaping of a paneled Billiard but in bowl-heavy proportions more often seen in a Stack or Poker. The composition is balanced along the ratio of the bowl to the shank and stem together, rather than shank alone, giving this a traditional aesthetic with a twist. The short saddle stem makes this pipe easy to clench in spite of its size. Dressed in Dunhill's Shell Briar finish, this pint-sized piece is both practical and handsome.

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: 3.86 in./98.04 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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