Peterson: Pipe of the Year 2019 Smooth P-Lip (95/1000)

Product Number: 002-029-51081

The "999" first appeared in Peterson's catalogues in 1937. Stout, muscular, and inherently masculine, it was dubbed the "John Bull" after the national personification of England and remained one of the marque's most popular designs until the mid 1980s, when it was replaced with a lighter, leaner Rhodesian shape, the 998. The 998 assumed the John Bull's 999 stamp but preserved the former's lighter, leaner proportions. The original 999, it seemed, had been lost.

Then in 2018, Peterson made an important discovery: Amidst dusty boxes of stummels, darkened by time, sat an unfinished bowl from a classic John Bull. Recognizing an opportunity to honor the shape's storied history, the marque used that vintage stummel as the model for the 2019 Pipe of the Year, reviving the celebrated classic for a new generation to enjoy.

This example is finished in a dark ruby/walnut stain and topped with an extra broad sterling silver band and Peterson's patented P-Lip bit.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.85 in./148.59 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.12 in./28.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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