Irish Estates: Peterson Gold Spigot (317) (Fishtail) (1980) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-004-9771

Alongside the "314," Peterson's "317" bent Billiard presents one of the Irish marque's most compact pipes within their System lineup. The proportions of the shank and transition still showcase Peterson's penchant for robust muscularity, but the overall size remains conveniently smaller compared to their other bent Billiard renditions, making the "317" an ideal choice for those interested in Peterson's signature shaping style and patented System engineering, but who prefer briars of more pocket-friendly sensibilities.

Along with their signature shaping style, Peterson of Dublin is renowned for their metalwork. The journey of becoming a Peterson smith requires years of training and personal mentorship from the factory's senior craftsmen, and the superlative results testify to such a demanding, lengthy process — each worker having engineered his own mandrel to the extent that every metal accoutrement made is imprinted with the subtle, personal style of the one who machined it. Peterson's Spigot line was created in 1977, after discovering an old Peterson catalog from 1906 that pictured pipes with spigot mounts, and the series is among the best at showcasing the Irish marque's signature accent treatment, fitting metal around both the shank end and stem base in a spigot-mount arrangement. The construction provides further reinforcement and durability and highlights even more regal flash than would be used for a standard military mount. Most of Peterson's Spigot pipes contrast sterling silver against a variety of different stains; however, the Gold Spigot line trades that cool-toned metal for warm, 9K gold, complemented by a smooth, natural finish that highlights the stunning, smooth grain of select-quality briar.

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CONDITION:
Scratches On Stem Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
PETERSON'S(arched)
DUBLIN(arched)
MADE IN THE
REPUBLIC
OF IRELAND
317
  • Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
  • Weight: 1.25 oz./35.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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