Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Dark Smooth Mycroft P-Lip Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-89032
Sherlock's older brother, Mycroft, utilized his own incredible powers of intellect and perfect memory in service of the British Crown due to his lack of energy and disdain for fieldwork. Commemorating the elder of the genius Holmes brothers, Peterson's Mycroft design is defined by a proudly poised Dublin bowl anchored to a substantial shank and deep sweeping transition. Also known as the "XL22," the Mycroft exhibits a Zulu-like profile thanks to the gentle bend through the shank and stem and slight forward cant of the trumpeting bowl. It's a graceful design but in a manner rooted in strength and composure, not light and airy proportions, doing an excellent job of maintaining the Irish marque's penchant for muscular proportions.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.17 in./156.72 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland