All of the shapes featured in the Kinsale series, both smooth and rusticated, come from the Sherlock Holmes series that Peterson debuted in 1987. The Kinsale series, and especially the rusticated Kinsales, offer these great shapes at a much lower price than the Sherlock Holmes series. The "XL28" shape corresponds the "Moran", a fittingly robust and bold bent Billiard, this is of course named after the deadly Colonel Sebastian Moran, a veteran of the Anglo-Afghan War (like Watson himself) who, though once considered gallant and mentioned in dispatches, turned to crime upon his return due to what Holmes described as a "hereditary trait". Becoming Professor Moriarty's chief of staff and picked assassin on account of his great martial skill, Holmes's character further described him as "the second most dangerous man in London" - second, that is, only to the enigmatic Moriarty himself.
- Eric N. Squires