Peterson: Aran Smooth Nickel Mounted (03) Fishtail
Product Number: 002-029-44028
In Peterson's System series, the "XL02" becomes the "302." The shape number changes, but the actual design itself remains the same. In essence, it's a fuller-bodied approach to the beloved "03" bent Apple, with added muscularity to the shank and transition. The visual weight of the shank relative to that of the bowl is a hallmark of Peterson's approach to shaping and distinguishes it from what we consider the classic English design of pipemaking. It's a great example of the marque's signature aesthetic — the stout shank and voluptuous bowl blending well with the slender angle of the stem and tight transition.
One of Peterson's most traditional finishes, the Aran presents a color palette of chocolatey stain and jet-black stem. In the smooth iteration, it highlights the briar's natural grain pattern with handsome reservation — not distracting from the form's shape yet, at the same time, offering enough definition and detail to remain intriguing and individual, accented here with a flashy nickel band to add some formal panache and elegant appeal.-Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.36 in./136.14 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.04 in./26.42 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland