Dunhill: Shell Briar (2308) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-7004
This "08" by Dunhill is a demure bent Rhodesian with a supreme flourish. The dainty bowl and stubby shank embody the Group 2 size, and could be a fitting stummel for a Nosewarmer. However, the elongated stem significantly protracts the pipe and dominates the composition, offered here in the English marque's iconic Shell Briar finish.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.53 in./140.46 mm.
- Weight: 1.06 oz./29.94 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England