Peterson: Churchwarden Ebony Silver Mounted Prince Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-44835

Similar to Peterson's "406," this is a definitive take on the classic Prince shape. The bowl is squat and plump, with perhaps some extra heft to its base, per Peterson's signature shaping style, but the shank and transition are decidedly trimmer, catering more to traditional Anglo-French proportions than the robust, muscular aesthetic seen throughout the Irish marque's portfolio — similar to the design cues employed in Peterson's Specialty Tankard, Barrel, Calabash, and Belgique designs.

Peterson first introduced Churchwarden pipes in 1945, the long, willowy profiles inherently forgoing the muscular aesthetic that has come to define the Irish marque's approach to pipe design. Such length is much more suited to extended, relaxing smoking sessions, however, the stem allowing for minimal movement while smoking in an armchair. It's for this reason that Churchwardens are often preferred while reading, the Germans going so far as to translate "Churchwarden" as Lesepfeife, which literally means "reading pipe." Slender and lightweight, Peterson's Churchwardens may not be convenient pocket pipes, but they more than make up for it in the comfortable smoking posture they promote. This particular one wears a formal, ebony stain, accented with the Irish marque's esteemed silverwork for an elegant dress pipe motif.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 10.74 in./272.80 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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