Peterson: Sherlock Holmes PSB Professor P-Lip
Product Number: 002-029-64592
Professor Moriarty, a.k.a. the "Napoleon of Crime" was set as Sherlock Holmes' arch-enemy and lone intellectual equal. Even though he only appeared in two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, it was implied that he was the absolute patriarch of a sinister international criminal ring so subtle as to make their crimes appear entirely unconnected — including many of those which Holmes had solved. Like Moriarty, the Peterson Professor of the collectible Sherlock Holmes series is thoroughly bent, specifically a bent Billiard also known as the "XL16" within the Irish marque's shape chart. Unlike the evil mastermind, this piece is comfortable and welcoming, featuring generous proportions all around.
Peterson introduced the Sherlock Holmes series in 1987 with a one-off design commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. Two years later, the Irish marque decided to add a new shape every six months, forming what would eventually become the 18-pipe Sherlock Holmes collection. 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.
In 2019, Peterson overhauled its sandblasting process by adopting a more intimate, artisan-style setup that now allows the marque's craftsmen to sandblast pipes individually and with more control. This new process yielded such exceptional results that Peterson created a special stamp to further distinguish pipes that showed especially choice, grain-defining sandblasts: the Premium Sandblast, or PSB, grade. While the Supreme is still the highest designation for Peterson's sandblasted pipes, the PSB stamp denotes sandblasted bowls of exceptional quality and character and remains a rare honor in its own right, with only 1% of Peterson's regular production pipes earning the designation. This is truly a special piece and represents Peterson's new standard for the sandblasted pipe.-Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.43 in./137.92 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland