Peterson: Shannon (999) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-44346

Defined by a Bulldog bowl and round shank, the Rhodesian is a classic shape that's enjoyed a place on traditional pipe charts for well over a century. On Peterson's chart, the age-old form is designated as the "999," showcasing everything pipesmokers love about the traditional shape — hard lines around the bowl; a tapering rim; and a stout, muscular disposition in hand — while also boasting the Irish marque's conventional shaping cues. The bowl tapers above and below the design's defining beadlines, while the rim barely rises above the transition thanks to the extra heft lent to the shank — a signature stylistic element of Peterson.

Like the Aran line, the Shannon presents a thoroughly traditional appeal. The simple combination of a smooth, walnut stain paired to a jet-black stem defines a reserved finishing style that has spanned decades. Not every style stands the test of time, but this deep brown and black color palette is one that's as popular today as it was in vintage French and English catalogs from the early 1900s. Timeless and traditional, the Shannon returns to classic, unadorned pipe finishes, the briar's grain pattern being the only accent needed.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.75 in./146.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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