Irish Estates: Peterson Bard Heritage (68) (Fishtail) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-004-11474
One of Peterson's more classically English shapes, the "68" bent Brandy serves as a curvaceous sibling to the "69" bent Billiard. The "68" features less of the Irish marque's signature style of stout shanks and hearty transitions, instead placing more emphasis on the bowl, with the rounded base and slight taper toward the rim softening the profile. The added briar at the base makes for a substantial in hand feel, and the tapering rim, stretching transition, and comparatively slender shank conform well to wrapped fingers. Fitted on the end of a lithe bend, it's a piece that's comfortable no matter how you choose to hold it, catering well to all smoking postures.
Peterson's Bard series derives its name from the borrowed Irish word for poet and oral storyteller, and it comprises a range of rare demi-Churchwarden designs that honor the historic tavern pipes once smoked by countless storytellers across Europe's public houses. Despite the extended profile, though, Bard pipes still maintain Peterson's signature, muscular shaping style, offering an elegant balance between the comfort and leisurely posture of a traditional Churchwarden and the portability and utility of smaller designs. This pipe wears Peterson's dark and smoky, smooth Heritage finish and features a sturdy nickel army mount and an elongated, jet-black acrylic stem with a comfortable fishtail bit, and unlike Peterson's flagship Churchwarden line, which features more diminutive, slender shapes, the Bard series comprises three of the marque's most popular Classic designs — the "03," "68," and "221" — nodding to Peterson's early history when a Patent shape could be fitted to a mouthpiece of a customer's preferred length.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
Rim Darkening Chamber Carbonizing Finish Discolored
- Length: 7.00 in./177.80 mm.
- Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland