Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Cutty Churchwarden with Silver (3) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6773

The Cutty is an old pipe shape, dating to before briar was even used as a pipe-making material. In those days, many pipes were fashioned from clay, and the Cutty was a popular design, marked by the forward-canted, Egg-like bowl of a Belge but with a protruding heel spur. This Dunhill rendition is offered in the English marque's Quaint series since the Cutty isn't represented on The White Spot's systematized shape chart. It caters well to the old-school style of clay pipes, presenting an long Churchwarden stem with demure bend for a timeless, vintage profile, further elevated by a silver band.

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
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 10.18 in./258.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.17 oz./33.11 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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