Peterson: Churchwarden Smooth Dublin Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-53108

The "120" is Peterson's standard Dublin shape, marked by an upright, conservatively flaring bowl fitted to a robust shank and transition, per the Irish marque's signature shaping style. This rendition here, however, opts for a more graceful, slender form — the bowl is less broad and displays a strong forward cant, accentuating the shank's trim style. It's a noticeable departure from Peterson's typical design cues and makes for quite the svelte and elegant profile.

Peterson first introduced Churchwarden pipes in 1945, the long, willowy profiles inherently forgoing the muscular aesthetic that has come to define the Irish marque's approach to pipe design. Such length is much more suited to extended, relaxing smoking sessions, however, the stem allowing for minimal movement while smoking in an armchair. It's for this reason that Churchwardens are often preferred while reading, the Germans going so far as to translate "Churchwarden" as Lesepfeife, which literally means "reading pipe." Slender and lightweight, Peterson's Churchwardens may not be convenient pocket pipes, but they more than make up for it in the comfortable smoking posture they promote. This particular one wears a conservative, auburn stain, similar to the smooth, traditional finish of Peterson's Aran line.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 10.57 in./268.48 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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