Peterson: Killarney Red (86) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-52533

While both of Peterson's "87" and "86" shapes are straight Apples, this "86" hews closer to the classic English pipe chart standard. Where the "87" adds some of the Irish marque's signature muscularity about the shank and transition, this piece opts for a more svelte disposition, the shank running sleek and streamlined into the plump bowl. For those interested in a more trimly styled Peterson, the "86" Apple offers a touch less robustness and maintains a thoroughly traditional appeal.

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: 5.97 in./151.64 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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