Peterson: Kildare Silver Mounted (268) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-51545

Though it's not a shape you readily see everyday, Peterson does a fine job of pulling off a lovely Zulu interpretation with their "268" offering. With its subtle bend, forward canted Dublin bowl, and gentle transition, the classic form exudes grace and poise. It's an under-represented shape chart standard that — while traditionally seen from English, French, and Irish marques — seems to have an inherent Danish influence, due, in part, to the lack of hard lines, substituted for a languid bend and easy-curling transition.

Similar to the Aran series, Peterson's Kildare Silver Mounted line displays a traditional color palette, pairing of chocolatey walnut stains with jet-black mouthpieces to give each pipe a timeless, traditional look. However, the main difference between the Aran and Kildare lines is the accent work — the Aran displays nickel mounts, while the Kildare opts for sterling silver. Not only does it highlight Peterson's highly respected and renowned silver work, it ensures each piece is as classic as it is handsome.

-Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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