Irish Estates: Peterson Ashford (XL14) (Fishtail) (2016) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-004-7313

Originating as the Deerstalker from the Sherlock Holmes series, the "XL14" is a sizable, and very unique, take on the classic Rhodesian. It would seem to have incorporated elements of the Danish modern Egg in the soft, graceful, simple bend of shank and stem, as well as the seamless curve of the front face and overall positioning of the bowl. However, it's full of bold, robust proportions — a signature aesthetic of the Irish marque and a style seen through the entire, commemorative Sherlock Holmes collection.

Named after Ashford Castle, a 13th-century edifice in western Ireland later upgraded in the Victorian era (and now a five-star, luxury hotel), Peterson's Ashford series dresses pipes in a smooth, dark walnut stain and pairs them with a cumberland-hued acrylic stem to match. Contrasting the smoky color palette, a sterling silver mount adds further elegance and bespeaks Peterson's renowned silverwork — each Sallynoggin smith having spent years of mentorship under the factory's senior craftsmen. The Ashford presents a more rustic version of the black-and-silver dress pipe motif while still retaining a strong sense of formal class, and as an added factoid, Ashford Castle was a prominent filming site for John Ford's Academy Award winning The Quiet Man in 1952 — a bit of trivia for John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara aficionados.

- Chuck Stanion

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Fills Wearing Out Unsmoked

STAMPING:
Peterson (In Script)
ASHFORD
XL14
  • Length: 6.12 in./155.45 mm.
  • Weight: 2.43 oz./68.95 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.16 in./54.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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