Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (6117) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6208

This particularly robust "17" Bulldog from Dunhill is rendered in palm-filling Group 6 size. A squat piece, this pipe features a broad tapered rim with the customary twin beadlines to delineate the rim. The heel is pinched, paired to a balanced diamond shank fitted with a tapered vulcanite stem, further adorned by a sterling silver band at the conjunction. Dressed in Dunhill's Shell Briar finish, the black sandblasted stummel offers a wealth of crisp texture for the fingers to explore.

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: 6.56 in./166.62 mm.
  • Weight: 2.80 oz./79.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.16 in./29.46 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.99 in./25.15 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.27 in./57.66 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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