Peterson: Rosslare Classic Smooth (XL02) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-44174

The "XL02" is, in essence, 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.

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 dark-stained, smooth 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 pipemaking when genuine amber was used to fashion mouthpieces.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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