Peterson: Christmas 2019 (68) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-44696

One of Peterson's more classically English shapes, the "68" bent Brandy serves as a curvaceous sibling to the "69" bent Billiard. The "68" features less of the Irish marque's signature style of stout shanks and hearty transitions, instead placing more emphasis on the bowl, with the rounded base and slight taper toward the rim softening the profile. The added briar at the base makes for a substantial in hand feel, and the tapering rim, stretching transition, and comparatively slender shank conform well to wrapped fingers. Fitted on the end of a lithe bend, it's a piece that's comfortable no matter how you choose to hold it, catering well to all smoking postures.

Since 2009, Peterson has released an annual, special edition Christmas pipe to celebrate the holiday season. Compared to previous years', which often incorporated striking red-and-green motifs, the 2019 edition presents a handsomely reserved, subtly festive palette. A burgundy rustication adorns the stummel, complemented by a copper military mount and matching stem logo — the copper's warmer tone offering a cozier aesthetic compared to, say, the brighter, harder flash of silver. The palette's warmth is finalized by an acrylic stem of cumberland hues, encouraging evenings of relaxation with family and friends.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.43 in./137.92 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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