The Peterson Dublin series has been produced off-and-on for years, targeted specifically towards the European market. Between the intermittent production and their normally being reserved for the Continent and British Isles, it should come as little surprise that Smokingpipes.com are the only ones to get them in North America - and even then only when Sykes special orders them at the Peterson factory itself. They're worth the trouble however, featuring some of Peterson's best briar, handsome finishes, and bright sterling silver bands, all in classic Peterson designs. This example comes to us in the form of the Bulldog sibling of the "999" Rhodesian, the "80S". Like the "999" itself, the "80S' is one of Peterson's most popular designs.
- Eric N. Squires