Dunhill: Shell Briar (2106) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6624

A sturdy, squat shape, this "06" Pot by Dunhill features the most voluminous chamber one can find on a pipe of Group 2 size. However, the expansive bowl does not create a bulky pipe, as it still retains a feathery weight. A slim, tapered vulcanite stem flares at the bit, creating a solid clench, and parallels the wide bowl, which is sandblasted with Dunhill's Shell Briar sandblast.

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.

--Zach Podl

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.34 in./135.64 mm.
  • Weight: 0.74 oz./20.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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