Dunhill: Ring Grain (3202) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-7240
A bent Billiard of bold proportions and classic style, Dunhill's "02" shape is an archetypal rendition ideal for collectors of standard pipe shapes. The sweeping bend of the shank and stem balances the weight distribution for comfortable clenching and further emphasizes this Group 3 example's muscular bowl. Furthermore, it's presented here in the English marque's striking Shell Briar sandblast.
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: 5.10 in./129.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England