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

Product Number: 002-029-82530

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 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: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.13 in./54.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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