Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Dark Smooth Hudson P-Lip Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-44393

Named after Sherlock's housekeeper and landlady at 221B Baker Street, Peterson's Hudson design is a hearty, sturdy quarter-bent Bulldog. Mrs. Hudson is quite a significant character throughout the adventures of Holmes and Watson, especially in her ability to put up with Sherlock's eccentricities and all the trouble and intrigue he naturally gravitated toward. Also referred to as the "XL21," the bowl's forward cant and easy transition echo the stem's slight downward turn, lending the muscular form a sense of elegance. Its robust proportions, especially the extra substance lent to the shank and transition speak of the Irish marque's own design manifest: classic English shapes, tweaked in proportions to create something unique in and of itself.

Peterson introduced the Sherlock Holmes series in 1987 with a one-off design commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. Two years later, the Irish marque decided to add a new shape every six months, forming what would eventually become the 18-pipe Sherlock Holmes collection. Each pipe in the collection also showcases Peterson's exemplary silverwork — the firm being renowned for its application of sterling silver, with the Sallynoggin factory's smiths having completed a years-long mentorship stewarded by Peterson's senior craftsmen. The Sherlock Holmes line boasts broad accent bands of the regal metal, etched with the collection's logo, contrasted here against a smoky contrast stain to accentuate the briar's gorgeous grain.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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