Dunhill: Shell Briar (6103) (2012) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6207

Rendered in Dunhill's largest standard size designation, this Group 6 Billiard presents muscular proportions that are yet precisely balanced. The hearty bowl shows a gentle taper toward the rim from a rounded, flattened base, allowing the pipe to sit sturdily upright, while the shank and stem stretch out rather lengthily in back. Certain to appeal to those who enjoy comfort pipes and long, leisurely smokes, this "03" pipe's entirely black color palette is finished in the marque's Shell Briar sandblast.

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.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.36 in./161.54 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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