Peterson: Killarney Red (264) Fishtail Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-87003
Long and lean, with a Billiard bowl perched on the end of an elongated oval shank, the "264" is a thoroughly traditional take on the Canadian and is a noticeable departure from Peterson's signature muscular, tubular style. It's also quite similar in execution to the marque's "265" oval-shanked Billiard, though here, the shank is lengthened significantly and the stem shortened. Such a Canadian rendition is an ideal choice for those who prefer trimmer, sleeker designs but want to experience a shape chart standard interpreted by one of the most respected names in the business.
Like many of Peterson's lines, the Killarney takes its name from an Irish town — in this case, one located in the southwest. Introduced in 1949, the Killarney features a vivid, ruby stain, over which a lacquer finish is applied for added protection and a higher sheen. The color palette calls to mind traditional English finishes of the early 20th century, hearkening back to an era when darker stains were the norm (lighter finishes wouldn't become popular until the decade before WWII). Fitted with twin rings of nickel, the Killarney boasts a formal, vintage appeal, similar to the black-and-chrome dress pipe motif, but with a more colorful persona.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.04 in./153.42 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland