Irish Estates: Peterson Flame Grain (999) (Fishtail) (2011)
Product Number: 004-004-8453
Defined by a Bulldog bowl and round shank, the Rhodesian is a classic shape that's enjoyed a place on traditional pipe charts for well over a century. On Peterson's chart, the age-old form is designated as the "999," showcasing everything pipe smokers love about the traditional shape — hard lines around the bowl; a tapering rim; and a stout, muscular disposition in hand — while also boasting the Irish marque's conventional shaping cues. The bowl tapers above and below the design's defining beadlines, while the rim barely rises above the transition thanks to the extra heft lent to the shank — a signature stylistic element of Peterson.
Peterson's esteemed Flame Grain series consists of pipes crafted from select quality briar, carefully chosen for their choice grain orientation. The designation represents one of Peterson's highest grades, and in this example the lively array of grain is brought out by a smoky, black walnut contrast stain. The darker finish is paired to a jet-black stem, drawing focus to the sterling silver accent band around the shank. Peterson is renowned for their silver work, each accoutrement handcrafted by one of the Sallynoggin factory's expert silversmiths. The combination of superlative grain and esteemed silverwork make this Flame Grain piece a perfect example of one of Peterson's higher-tiered offerings.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Charring Around The Airway
- Length: 5.75 in./146.05 mm.
- Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland