Dunhill: Shell Briar with Silver (5203) (2013) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-7521

In hearty Group 5 proportions, this classic Billiard from Dunhill presents the English marque's traditional style in palm-filling size, sure to please large-pipe enthusiasts. A thoroughly English pipe, the proportions, while large, maintain the balance between bowl height and shank length that characterize the traditional Billiard shape. With a softly rounded heel that curves deftly into a thick, round shank and saddle stem, the silhouette is all crisp, clear lines. This pipe is finished in the crisp sandblast of Dunhill's iconic Shell Briar finish, which highlights vivid 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.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.19 in./157.23 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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