Peterson: Kapp Royal Barrel Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-43979

The Barrel is Peterson's unique take on the Poker shape. Like the Poker, it features a flattened heel and raised transition, prompting sturdy, upright sitting. Instead of a cylindrical bowl, however, the Barrel bulges at the flanks for a more muscular form befitting its namesake. Despite this rotundness, it remains one of the Irish marque's more svelte and slender shapes — the abbreviated shank and slightly longer stretch of stem lending its profile a sleek, streamlined disposition.

Like the Rosslare lines, Peterson's Kapp Royal series pairs the Irish marque's popular shapes with sterling silver mounts and stems of vivid, amber-hued acrylic. It's a throwback to a 1960's and 1970's series and pays homage to the Kapp family, émigrés from Germany who opened a pipe shop in Dublin in 1874 and for whom Latvian immigrant Charles Peterson worked as a craftsman. Through this partnership was born Kapp & Peterson — now known and beloved across the pipesmoking world as simply Peterson. The Kapp Royal line is marked by a smooth, mahogany finish, Peterson's signature, in-house silverwork, and sunny stems to emulate the vintage look of amber, making for a bright and striking aesthetic.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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