Peterson: Aran Rusticated (701) Fishtail Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-029-108220
In Peterson's 1945 catalog, the Irish marque introduced four Speciality shapes: the Barrel, Tankard, Calabash, and Belgique. The line trades Peterson's conventional shaping cues for 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 pipe smokers devoting them to flake tobaccos. Originally, the Tankard, presented here, forwent a usual, numbered shape designation, but in 2021, the svelte and streamlined take on the sure-sitting Poker became known as the "701" on Peterson's shape chart.
One of Peterson's most traditional finishes, the Aran presents a color palette of chocolatey stain and jet-black stem. In this piece, the extra-craggy application presents raised peaks and dimpled grooves for a stimulating texture in hand, reminiscent of Peterson's rustications of old, and offers a no-nonsense aesthetic that's perfect for rugged, everyday use.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland