Irish Estates: Peterson Silver Mounted Army (01) (Fishtail) (2019) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-004-7282

The Pot is an inherently muscular shape, the bowl prioritizing breadth over height and often displaying a thick-walled substance in hand. When rendered from Peterson, though, the shape exhibits even more muscularity. The Irish marque's aesthetic is conventionally characterized as stout and hearty, and it's exemplified in Peterson's "01" bent Pot — the shank and transition echoing the robustness of the bowl, while remaining well balanced thanks to the stem's quarter bend.

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. It's presented here in unsmoked condition.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
Peterson (Arched, In Script)
OF DUBLIN (Arched)
ARMY
01
  • Length: 5.20 in./132.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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