Peterson: Shannon (68) Fishtail
Product Number: 002-029-49560
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.
Like the Aran line, the Shannon presents a thoroughly traditional appeal. The simple combination of a smooth, walnut stain paired to a jet-black stem defines a reserved finishing style that has spanned decades. Not every style stands the test of time, but this deep brown and black color palette is one that's as popular today as it was in vintage French and English catalogs from the early 1900s. Timeless and traditional, the Shannon returns to classic, unadorned pipe finishes, the briar's grain pattern being the only accent needed.-Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.40 in./137.16 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland