Peterson: Christmas 2023 Sandblasted (15) Fishtail Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-029-104665

Peterson's "15" is one of their lighter and trimmer straight Billiards, noticeably forgoing the Irish marque's conventionally robust and stout proportions. The "15" leans more towards the classic style often seen in vintage French briars with its shank and stem extended and slightly trimmed up to create a more slender, svelte appearance. It also scales back their signature muscular aesthetic and is an ideal option for anyone who appreciates Peterson's rich history and approach to pipe making, but who prefers their briars on the slimmer side.

Peterson's Christmas Pipes have been an annual tradition since 2009, the Irish marque dressing a selection of their iconic shapes in appropriately festive fashion. In recent years, Peterson has accented this series with copper, though for 2023, they showcase the skill of their silversmiths by accenting the pipes with broad bands of intricately etched silver. These silver bands feature inset beadlines around the Peterson logo and provide a wealth of contrast against the stummel's finish. In addition to the fine display of silverwork, these pipes exhibit Peterson's talent in the blasting cabinet by dressing the stummel in a craggy sandblast that's been stained a deep, rich red: evocative of some of the earliest sandblasts to appear in the pipe world. What results is a finish that is utterly timeless, reminiscent of pipes crafted in the early 20th century and embodying an elegant character that's endlessly charming.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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