During a trip I took to see Peterson in Ireland, Tom Palmer, Michael Walter, and I put together a new Peterson series exclusively for Smokingpipes.com. The Kildare Sandblasted was the fruit of that effort. I've long wanted a moderately priced sandblast from Peterson and I finally had my chance to make it happen. To say that I'm pleased with the result is an understatement, but, really, I designed it, I'm bound to like it... The 'B42' shape was originally from the Darwin series, but they now make the shape available in other finishes. Along with some of the most popular shapes from Peterson, I really wanted this shape for the Kildare line. In general, Tom Palmer and the crew at Peterson really deserve kudos: they did a great job realizing the pipe that Tom and I dreamed up one cold afternoon in February in Sallynoggin.
- Sykes Wilford