Peterson: Rosslare Classic Rusticated (68) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-42372

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 Rosslare lines are united by a combination of sterling work from the expert silversmiths of the Sallynoggin factory and bright, sun-inspired acrylic stems. In the Rosslare Classic, that silver is featured around the shank end, separating the extra-dark, rusticated stummel from a radiant stem of amber-hued acrylic. It's a striking, modern aesthetic but one that calls to mind the early years of pipe making when genuine amber was used to fashion mouthpieces.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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