Irish Estates: Peterson Premier System Smooth (303) (P-Lip)
Product Number: 004-004-9397
The System version of the iconic "03," Peterson's "303" bent Apple maintains the extra-stout shank and robust transition that combine to define the Peterson aesthetic, while trading the Irish marque's typically tubular bowl style with the rounded form of a classic Apple. The plumpness of the bowl translates well to the hearty transition and shank, lending the composition a tight-knit, muscular aesthetic. It's one of the marque's most charming, well-known shapes, and it's easy to see why — whether hanging from the jaw or filling the palm, it's a versatile smoker that seamlessly marries traditional appeal with Peterson's recognizable personality.
Peterson's System pipe is one of the Irish marque's most celebrated and historic innovations, boasting patents dating back to 1890. The System is comprised of three aspects: an army mount, internal condensation reservoir, and the graduated bore P-Lip mouthpiece (though Peterson does offer fishtail versions to accommodate smokers' preferences). Being the only externally visible of the three components, the military mount allows the pipe to be broken down even while hot, reinforcing the shank. The other two parts, the internal reservoir and graduated bore, are found within the pipe itself — both working in tandem to remove moisture from the smoke. Such a construction requires a slightly different process when cleaning a System pipe, and results in a more flavorful, drier smoke. A step up from the System Standard line, the Premier trades the former's nickel mount for one of sterling silver — Peterson's silverwork being a significant source of pride and renown for the Sallynoggin factory. Featuring select-grade briar, the Premier System is presented here in a smooth, auburn-stained finish, showing off the natural grain in a traditional color palette. The System series is a testament to Peterson's influence on the pipe industry at large, and its continued popularity over the past 100-plus years bespeaks the company's reputation for quality.-Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean
- Length: 5.46 in./138.68 mm.
- Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland