Dunhill: Ring Grain with Silver (4109) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6217

No matter its Group size, Dunhill's "09" Canadian is a lesson in beautiful proportions that scale well no matter the piece's overall size. In fact, the English marque has set the standard for traditional shaping — with other brands and artisan carvers looking to Dunhill for shaping and proportions. Especially noteworthy on this Group 4 example is the consistent curve followed by both the transition and heel, balancing the piece pleasantly. It's all dressed in the dark sandblast and all-black color palette of the Shell Briar series, with a splash of elegant contrast added by a silver band at the junction and showcasing beautiful grain, earning this piece the coveted Ring Grain designation.

Having earned the English marque's prestigious Ring Grain designation, this Dunhill piece wears a particularly choice iteration of the Shell Briar sandblast — displaying stunning waves of ring grain across the stummel. 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: 5.67 in./144.02 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Canadian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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