Peterson: Killarney Red (XL90) Fishtail
Product Number: 002-029-52209
The largest, most stoutly proportioned bent Billiard within Peterson's standard shape chart, the "XL90" showcases the Irish marque's penchant for increased muscularity and robust style of shank and transition. It defines Peterson's signature reinvention of pipe chart standards with a substantial presence in hand, generous chamber depth, and well-balanced bent profile.
Like many of Peterson's lines, the Killarney takes its name from an Irish town — in this case, one located in the southwest. Introduced in 1949, the Killarney features a vivid, ruby stain, over which a lacquer finish is applied for added protection and a higher sheen. The color palette calls to mind traditional English finishes of the early 20th century, hearkening back to an era when darker stains were the norm (lighter finishes wouldn't become popular until the decade before WWII). Fitted with twin rings of nickel, the Killarney boasts a formal, vintage appeal, similar to the black-and-chrome dress pipe motif, but with a more colorful persona.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.57 in./141.48 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland