Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (5226) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6201

Dunhill's iconic "26" Hungarian is offered here in bold Group 5 size. Known for it's deep bend, the effortless clench it affords balances out the robust size for an easy jaw-hanging piece of respectable chamber depth. It's one of those shapes that, while imposing, maintains an elegant flow of line — the S-curve markedly distinct, curling through the heel and up the cylindrical bowl, and matched by the dramatically upward flicking transition. For a more reserved, classically English color palette, this one's presented in the dark stain of the Shell Briar sandblast and is accented with a sterling silver band.

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: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.18 in./55.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Oom Paul
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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