Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Smooth Strand P-Lip

Product Number: 002-029-45304

Peterson's Strand is, like all the designs featured in the Sherlock Holmes collection, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's prolific work and legendary characters. This "XL25" bent Egg was named after The Strand Magazine, the first outlet to publish Holmes' adventures. The rendition features plenty of smooth lines and supple curves, giving off a more Danish aesthetic compared to the Irish marque's more traditional blend of English and Irish shaping cues. The curvature of the bowl makes for a natural fit in hand, while the Danish-style sweeping transition highlights the depth of the chamber. As a whole, however, the robust size and muscularity fit well into Peterson's penchant for hearty proportions.

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 ruby-meets-auburn stain to accentuate the briar's grain for a traditional appeal.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.74 in./145.80 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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