Dunhill: Shell Briar (1106) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6401
In Group 1 size, Dunhill's "06" Pot trades its typically robust and hearty presence for a much more diminutive and lightweight nature. This example offers a handsome sleekness through the shank and stem, making for a piece that's quite easy to clench despite being straight. The chamber, while shallow, caters to the Pot's traditional, proportionally broad dimensions, and the relative proportions of the bowl remain handsomely stout. It's the perfect pipe for quick, on-the-go smoking sessions for the discerning collector.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.30 in./134.62 mm.
- Weight: 0.70 oz./19.84 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Pot
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England