Peterson: Aran Smooth (268) Fishtail Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-87738
Though it's not a shape you readily see everyday, Peterson does a fine job of pulling off a lovely Zulu interpretation with their "268" offering. With its subtle bend, forward canted Dublin bowl, and gentle transition, the classic form exudes grace and poise. It's an under-represented shape-chart standard that — while traditionally seen from English, French, and Irish marques — seems to have an inherent Danish influence, due, in part, to the lack of hard lines, substituted for a languid bend and easy-curling transition.
One of Peterson's most traditional finishes, the Aran presents a color palette of chocolatey stain and jet-black stem. In the smooth iteration, it highlights the briar's natural grain pattern with handsome reservation — not distracting from the form's shape yet, at the same time, offering enough definition and detail to remain intriguing and individual.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.86 in./148.84 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Zulu
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland