Peterson's classic '03' shape is both one of Peterson's best selling shapes and, to my eye, one of the finest examples of Peterson's shaping aesthetic. The wide shank tapers slightly into the still wide tapering stem, joined gently to the rounded, Apple shaped bowl. Pairing this with the flattened (not literally, just visually from the profile) bottom of the bowl and this shape incorporates so many classic Peterson stylistic elements. It's presented here in Peterson's ever-popular Donegal finish, complete with a lovely brown rustication and nickel band at the end of the shank.
- Sykes Wilford