In my time here as a copywriter, I have heard of the fabled "House Pipe" but never was lucky enough to catch one. So I'm happy to announce that now that one is in my hands, it was definitely worth the wait - especially this particular pipe. This shape descends from the pre-republic era, which is often considered to be rather special by Peterson pipe smokers. This is "classic Peterson" - fluid gesturing, curving into a large, tubular bowl - and the grain is composed of, again, as they say, "classic English patterning" - a plethora of birdseye filling both flanks, with a almost dead-center cross-grain riding down and underneath the stummel. Complete with a sterling silver mount (also common in pre-republic pipes), it becomes clear that Peterson has really outdone themselves, creating a house pipe worth staying home all day for.