Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Bent Billiard (4) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6638

Dunhill's Quaint line of pipes is reserved for shapes that vary from the English marque's traditional, classic shaping conventions. This Group 4 sized bent Billiard presents that creativity with an upright, slightly rounded bowl sitting stably on a flattened heel and a high-kicking shank paired to a well-bent saddle stem. It's dressed in the sleek, dark sandblast of their Shell Briar finish, the craggy sandblast bringing out blasted birdseye on the left flank and undulating growth rings on the right.

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
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.33 oz./37.65 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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