Peterson: Speciality Rusticated Nickel Mounted Belgique Fishtail Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-88841
In Peterson's 1945 catalog, the Irish marque introduced four Speciality shapes: the Barrel, Tankard, Calabash, and Belgique. The line forgoes Peterson's conventional stamping and shaping cues. Each design receives a name rather than a shape number, and the whole lineup is united by a slender, petite disposition — a stark contrast to the robust, muscular aesthetic that dominates the Irish firm's portfolio. These are the smallest, most lightweight designs Peterson has to offer, and they've been popular favorites over the past 70+ years, with many pipesmokers devoting them to flake tobaccos. Presented here is the streamlined Belgique shape, the forward-canted, Egg-like bowl reminiscent of clay Belge tavern pipes of yesteryear — with this particular one dressed in a stimulating rustication, not unlike that of Peterson's Donegal Rocky series, and accented with a regal nickel band.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.73 in./145.54 mm.
- Weight: 0.70 oz./19.84 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.63 in./16.00 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.04 in./26.42 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Cutty
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland