Peterson: Killarney Ebony (268) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-44347

Though it's not a shape you readily see everyday, Peterson does a fine job of pulling off a lovely Zulu interpretation with their "268" offering. With its subtle bend, forward canted Dublin bowl, and gentle transition, the classic form exudes grace and poise. It's an under-represented shape chart standard that — while traditionally seen from English, French, and Irish marques — seems to have an inherent Danish influence, due, in part, to the lack of hard lines, substituted for a languid bend and easy-curling transition.

Like many of Peterson's lines, the Killarney takes its name from an Irish town — in this case, one located in the southwest. Introduced in 1949, the standard Killarney finish features a vivid, ruby stain, over which a lacquer finish is applied for added protection and a higher sheen. Here, however, the Ebony rendition trades that burnt umber hue for a glossy, jet-black color palette. Fitted with twin rings of nickel, the Killarney Ebony boasts a formal, elegant appeal, aligning with the black-and-chrome motif of the classy dress pipe aesthetic.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.89 in./149.61 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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