Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Dark Smooth Professor P-Lip Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-81758

Professor Moriarty, a.k.a. the "Napoleon of Crime" was set as Sherlock Holmes' arch-enemy and lone intellectual equal. Even though he only appeared in two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, it was implied that he was the absolute patriarch of a sinister international criminal ring so subtle as to make their crimes appear entirely unconnected — including many of those which Holmes had solved. Like Moriarty, the Peterson Professor of the collectible Sherlock Holmes series is thoroughly bent, specifically a bent Billiard also known as the "XL16" within the Irish marque's shape chart. Unlike the evil mastermind, this piece is comfortable and welcoming, featuring generous proportions all around.

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 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

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
  • Weight: 2.80 oz./79.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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