Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Rusticated Strand P-Lip Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-75983

Peterson's Strand is, like all the designs featured in the Sherlock Holmes collection, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's prolific work and legendary characters. This "XL25" bent Egg was named after The Strand Magazine, the first outlet to publish Holmes' adventures. The rendition features plenty of smooth lines and supple curves, giving off a more Danish aesthetic compared to the Irish marque's more traditional blend of English and Irish shaping cues. The curvature of the bowl makes for a natural fit in hand, while the Danish-style sweeping transition highlights the depth of the chamber. As a whole, however, the robust size and muscularity fit well into Peterson's penchant for hearty 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 craggy, dark chocolate-stained rustication.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.67 in./144.02 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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