Peterson: Killarney Red (B11) Fishtail

Product Number: 002-029-57585

Though a part of Peterson's standard shape chart, the Irish marque's "B" designs fall a bit outside of convention, each piece being more eccentric compared to traditional pipe chart standards and often combining elements of various other classic shapes. In the case of the "B11," the Irish marque presents a flat-bottomed Brandy on the end of a sinuous, well-balanced S-curve. The strongly tapered bowl showcases Peterson's voluptuous shaping style and also ensures an easy, ergonomic feel in hand.

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: 5.47 in./138.94 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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