The 'XL02' shape is one of the true Peterson classics. It's among the very best selling Peterson shapes at Smokingpipes.com and it also bears many quintessential Peterson shape elements. I don't think those two things are unrelated. The XL02 features a classic Apple shaped bowl paired with a thick shank and a tapered stem. The visual weight of the shank relative to that of the bowl is a hallmark of Peterson's approach to shaping and much of what makes it distinctive from what we tend of think of as the classic English approach to pipe design. The shape is presented here in the popular, elegant Killarney finish, complete with striking ruby-red stain and twin nickel bands at the end of the shank.
-- Sykes Wilford