Peterson: Bard Rusticated (221) Fishtail Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-76933

While the bent Billiard is a classic shape, rendered by countless companies, Peterson's "221" iteration is readily recognized as the work of the Irish marque because of the added visual weight attributed to the shank and transition. Such extra heft stretches the heel and provides more palm-filling substance. It makes for an eye-catching, muscular form in profile yet remains well balanced thanks to the curled transition and bent stem out back.

Peterson's Bard series derives its name from the borrowed Irish word for poet and oral storyteller, and it comprises a range of rare demi-Churchwarden designs that honor the historic tavern pipes once smoked by countless storytellers across Europe's public houses. Despite the extended profile, though, Bard pipes still maintain Peterson's signature, muscular shaping style, offering an elegant balance between the comfort and leisurely posture of a traditional Churchwarden and the portability and utility of smaller designs. This pipe wears Peterson's signature rustication and features a sturdy nickel army mount and an elongated, jet-black acrylic stem with a comfortable fishtail bit, and unlike Peterson's flagship Churchwarden line, which features more diminutive, slender shapes, the Bard series comprises three of the marque's most popular Classic designs — the "03," "68," and "221" — nodding to Peterson's early history when a Patent shape could be fitted to a mouthpiece of a customer's preferred length.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.55 in./166.37 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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