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. This particular example is presented in the sandblasted black finish of the Dracula series.
- Sykes Wilford