Dunhill: Ring Grain (3111) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6471

While we more often see the "11" Lovat design from Dunhill in larger sizes, this delightful rendition comes to us in versatile Group 3 dimensions. The upright bowl houses generous chamber capacity within its walls, with these walls offering a pleasant, easy curvature and a comfortable feel in hand. The lengthy shank terminates in a trim saddle stem of black vulcanite, its hues meshing well with the inky stain of the briar, the Ring Grain designation attesting to the lovely wealth of growth rings that undulate throughout the stummel.

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.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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