Peterson: Churchwarden Rusticated Barrel Fishtail
Product Number: 002-029-44402
In Peterson's 1945 catalog, the Irish marque introduced four Specialty shapes: the Barrel, Tankard, Calabash, and Belgique. The line forgoes Peterson's conventional stamping and shaping cues. Each design receives a name rather than a shape number, and the whole lineup is united by a slender, petite disposition — a stark contrast to the robust, muscular aesthetic that dominates the Irish firm's portfolio. These are the smallest, most lightweight designs Peterson has to offer, and they've been popular favorites over the past 70+ years, with many pipesmokers devoting them to flake tobaccos. Presented here is the rotund Barrel shape which, like the Tankard, is a take on the sturdy-sitting Poker design but one with a more streamlined shank and stem and a rounded bowl reminiscent of its namesake — with this particular one dressed in a stimulating rustication, not unlike that of Peterson's Donegal Rocky series, and accented with a regal nickel band before giving way to a long Churchwarden stem.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 9.91 in./251.71 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Churchwarden
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland