Dunhill: Shell Briar (4217) (2022) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6444

In Group 4 size, this handsome Bulldog from Dunhill boasts the robust muscularity of the shape in a more compact size. Featuring prominent ridgelines and a sturdy transition, the bowl is slightly shorter than normal, yet perfectly balanced, proportionally, by the diamond shank. With a jet-black saddle stem perfectly complimenting the rugged Shell Briar sandblast, this piece is perfect for those who like the sturdy design of a Bulldog while on-the-go.

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.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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