Peterson: Irish Made Army (XL90) Fishtail
Product Number: 002-029-68345
The largest, most stoutly proportioned bent Billiard within Peterson's standard shape chart, the "XL90" showcases the Irish marque's penchant for increased muscularity and robust style of shank and transition. It defines Peterson's signature reinvention of pipe chart standards with a substantial presence in hand, generous chamber depth, and well-balanced bent profile.
The Irish Made Army line from Peterson is devoted to the military mount. The construction requires a metal cap around the shank end and a stem devoid of tenon, the tapered base of the stem fitting directly into the mortise. The metal mount adds reinforcement to the briar, and the lack of a tenon ensures a snug fit unaffected by varying temperatures or years of wear. The design's lineage and moniker date back to WWI when soldiers would repair cracked shanks with spent shell casings, the extra durability also allowing them to break the pipe down at a moment's notice without fear of damaging the pipe while it was still hot. Practical and aesthetically handsome, the motif has lasted the better part of a century — showcased here in the smoky, smooth stain and flashy nickel mount of Peterson's Irish Made Army series.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.59 in./141.99 mm.
- Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.11 in./53.59 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland