Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Sandblasted Lestrade P-Lip Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-63923

The Lestrade of Peterson's iconic Sherlock Holmes collection is named after the energetic Scotland Yard inspector G. Lestrade, a highly respected member of the famous force and one of the best — mainly because Sherlock allowed him to take credit for successful deductions he made in cases. However, Lestrade was well-established in his own right, quickly rising through the ranks over the years thanks to his professionalism. In Peterson's homage, the Lestrade, also known as the "XL23," takes the form of a full-bodied, deeply bent Apple. It's highly reminiscent of the marque's "XL02," with its muscularity and thick transition highlighting the determination and resilience of the famed detective. The full bend makes the bulbous bowl easily manageable when clenching the pipe, while said bowl also fills the palm effortlessly with its plump proportions.

Peterson of Dublin and Sherlock Holmes have enjoyed an inextricable association ever since Basil Rathbone first picked up a Peterson pipe on the silver screen. Rathbone's 14-film portrayal of the intrepid detective lasted from 1939 to 1946, and Peterson's Sherlock Holmes collection has honored that relationship since 1987. Peterson introduced the series with a one-off design commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, with more shapes released throughout the subsequent years, and the line has become a staple across the Irish marque's portfolio. Each pipe in the collection also showcases Peterson's exemplary silverwork — the firm being renowned for its application of sterling silver, with the Sallynoggin factory's smiths having completed a years-long mentorship stewarded by Peterson's senior craftsmen. The Sherlock Holmes line boasts broad accent bands of the regal metal, etched with the collection's logo, contrasted here against a dark chocolate-stained sandblast for a traditional appeal and just the right amount of texture to complement the reserved aesthetic.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.50 in./139.70 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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