Peterson: Killarney Red (87) Fishtail
Product Number: 002-029-60909
Peterson's "87" is a straight Apple in classic Peterson style, with a bit of extra heft to its shank relative to the bowl and a tapered stem that keeps things balanced throughout. It's still a robust, hearty smoker, that has no problem upholding the marque's characteristically bold style and features a bowl that is capacious enough to thoroughly enjoy your favorite tobacco, yet small enough so that it doesn't require a major time commitment.
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.-Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.78 in./146.81 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland