Peterson: ***Christmas 2022 Copper Spigot Heritage (XL11) Fishtail Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-81445

Outside of the Sherlock Holmes collection, the Original shape receives the "XL11" number designation. First introduced in 1987 as a one-off design, Peterson released the Original, a.k.a. the "XL11," to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. Presenting the design with a different shape number allows collectors to enjoy the shape in finishes not otherwise offered in the Sherlock series, and while the presentation may differ, the form itself remains exactly the same. Essentially, the "XL11" is a larger version of Peterson's signature "05" Bell/Calabash, the proportions increased for an even bolder, more striking example of Peterson's iconic muscular aesthetic to accentuate the shape's curvaceous profile and flaring bowl.

Since 2009, Peterson has released an annual Christmas series that features the Irish marque's iconic shapes in an appropriately seasonal color palette. It's become among the manufacturer's most anticipated and collected series, and recent editions have showcased refined copper accents to elevate the warm, holiday motif. The 2022 version continues the copper theme but expands the array with two distinctive options: those with copper army mounts and those with spigot configurations. They're the first-ever Peterson pipes available with spigot mounts of copper, and the striking accents are fittingly paired to either the dark, smoky stain of the smooth Heritage finish or Peterson's signature rustication. Such variety makes the 2022 version among the most personalizable of all Peterson Christmas editions regarding finish, price, and accent type, and it was the first series of pipes fully produced at the Peterson factory in Dublin's Deansgrange district. This particular Christmas 2022 offering combines the copper spigot mount with the Heritage finish, completed by a jet-black acrylic stem with a fishtail mouthpiece.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.72 in./145.29 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Calabash
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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