Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Dark Smooth Milverton P-Lip Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-77299
Released as part of the second seven-pipe addition to the Sherlock Holmes Collection between 1992 and 1997, the Milverton (referred to as the "XL24" in other series) is named after one of the most odious villains within Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work: Charles Augustus Milverton, a.k.a. "The King of Black-Mailers." The antagonist appears in The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, published in 1904, and was inspired by the real-life Charles Augustus Howell, an actual black-mailer who conned people as an art dealer. For Peterson's Milverton shape, the Irish marque presents their signature muscular aesthetic in bold bent Billiard form defined by a Bulldog-style, diamond shank to further the design's firmness and imposing disposition.
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 smoky stain to accentuate the briar's gorgeous grain.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland