Peterson: Sherlock Holmes PSB Baskerville P-Lip Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-78076
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the most celebrated of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. The tale follows the detective as he's hired to help prevent the death of the Baskerville heir, Sir Henry, the family having allegedly been haunted for generations by a demonic, murdering hound. The novel was originally serialized in The Strand Magazine from 1901 to 1902 and revived Sherlock after Doyle had intended to retire the character in 1893's The Final Problem. In the same way that the titular novel continued the story of Holmes, the Baskerville expanded Peterson's Sherlock Holmes Collection, having been introduced in 1989, two years after the Original's release. Also dubbed the "XL12," the Baskerville is a deeply bent Rhodesian that exemplifies the robust style seen throughout the Collection and the muscular aesthetic for which Peterson is known.
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 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 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.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.02 in./127.51 mm.
- Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland