Dunhill: Shell Briar (5112) (2022) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6455
This Dunhill "12" displays a rather lofty rim, lending an almost cylindrical form to the untapered flanks, fore, and aft. All that extra height is accentuated by a clean, well-defined transition and balanced by a modest stretch of shank and stem. It's presented here in all its Shell Briar glory, boasting a full array of blasted birdseye and craggy vertical rings.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.78 in./146.81 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Chimney
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England