Peterson: Walnut Spigot (406) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-45721

While the "408" does display Prince-like elements, the "406" is Peterson's definitive take on the classic Prince shape. Seemingly plucked straight from a vintage English catalog, the profile displays the design's characteristically long, slightly downturned stem, informing its reputation for elegance. 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.

Along with their signature shaping style, Peterson of Dublin is renowned for their silverwork. The journey of becoming a Peterson silversmith requires years of training and personal mentorship from the factory's senior craftsmen, and the superlative results testify to such a demanding, lengthy process — each worker having engineered his own mandrel to the extent that every metal accoutrement made is imprinted with the subtle, personal style of the one who machined it. Peterson's Spigot line best showcases the Irish marque's signature silver treatment, fitting sterling silver around both the shank end and stem base in a spigot mount arrangement. The construction provides further reinforcement and durability and highlights even more sterling silver than would be used for a standard military mount. Presented here in the Walnut Spigot finish, the flashy, regal metal is paired to a deep, red-tinged stain to provide a traditionally handsome aesthetic.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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