The Peterson System Standard "302" has a lot to offer, both in appearance and practicality. Recalling the shape of the Peterson's "XL02", one of the largest in the System range, the "302" is, nonetheless, relatively sizable, yet light. Its stylish rounded bowl and short shank make it compact, thus giving the pipe a stout, but muscular presence. And who could overlook the beautiful abundance of birdseye enrapturing its surface, with a wild, striped flame grain layering the left-hand flank. As part of Peterson's System Standard, the "302" also was designed to deliver an especially dry, cool smoke by reducing moisture, capturing it in a small reservoir at the base of the shank. If you've never had the opportunity to try a System pipe, I would highly recommend it.