Irish Estates: Peterson Silver Mounted Army (120) (Fishtail) (2018)
Product Number: 004-004-7238
A straight Dublin in classic Peterson style, the "120" features a more subtle flare toward the rim compared to other renditions and maintains the Irish marque's conventionally hearty and robust proportions. The profile displays an upright stance with little forward cant, and the firm heel results in a substantial presence in hand. Peterson's signature tubular aesthetic is on fine display, modifying the English shape chart standard with Peterson's charming, iconic personality.
Like the Irish Made Army series, the Silver Mounted Army line from Peterson is devoted to the military mount. The construction requires a metal cap around the shank end and a stem devoid of tenon, the tapered base of the stem fitting directly into the mortise. The metal mount adds reinforcement to the briar, and the lack of a tenon ensures a snug fit unaffected by varying temperatures or years of wear. The design's lineage and moniker date back to WWI when soldiers would repair cracked shanks with spent shell casings, the extra durability also allowing them to break the pipe down at a moment's notice without fear of damaging the pipe while it was still hot. Unlike the Irish Made Army line, Silver Mounted Army pieces boast mounts of sterling silver instead of nickel, Peterson being renowned for their silverwork and their smiths' years-long mentoring process. Practical and aesthetically handsome, the military mount motif has lasted the better part of a century and is showcased here alongside a traditional, auburn-hued stain to highlight the silver.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening
Peterson (In Script, Arched)
OF DUBLIN (Arched)
- Length: 6.01 in./152.65 mm.
- Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland