Dunhill: Ring Grain Quaint Bent Billiard Sitter (4) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6478
While this bent Billiard rendition remains quite traditional overall and similar to Dunhill's standard "02" design, the flattened heel sets it apart and allows it to sit upright. As such, it's featured in the Quaint line — a series devoted to shapes not found on the English marque's numbered shape chart. In Group 4 size, this example is an excellent choice for pipe smokers who appreciate the ease and comfort of a bent pipe but also desire a pipe that can be set down with confidence.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.41 in./137.41 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England