All Pipes Considered: Peterson System Pipes

One of the most intriguing aspects of artisanal pipes is their aesthetics, like stunning grain, bright finishes, and featured adornments such as precious metal accents. Peterson's System not only satisfies that intrigue with various tiers of offerings, but they're all manufactured by a team that draws from over 125 years of experience and tradition.

On this episode of All Pipes Considered, Shane and I discuss the ins and outs of the System pipe, including its origin and function along with some helpful tips on how to properly maintain these proper pipe "field tools." We also take a deeper dive into the various aspirational tiers of Peterson's System pipe, including the Premier System, Deluxe System, and System Spigot lines.

System Standard

Premier System

Deluxe System

System Spigot

We want to hear from you, though. What are your thoughts on Peterson's System pipe? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.


    • Wesley Young on July 25, 2019
    • Andrew, can you go into more detail on how to load a system pipe? I have had lighting issues both in general and especially with flakes and broken flakes with mine.

    • Mark Irwin on July 28, 2019
    • Andy, Shane--Brilliant! It's incredible to hear your enthusiasm for the System, its nuances, "aspirational tiers" (thanks, Andy), almost counter-culture aesthetic & sensibility (thanks, Shane) discussed and appreciated. Shane, I second Wesley's comment about your packing method--the video points to that wonderful illustration in the 1896 catalog, but would you elaborate or demonstrate visually your technique?

    • Stan on July 28, 2019
    • At one time I had 5 Systems now down to 3 but they are all 35 years old. My gripe is with the P-Lip and the extra maintenance needed to keep the system smoking sweet . Be that as it may I’d never give these three pipes up!

    • Rick Miller on July 28, 2019
    • Interesting conversation. May I ask why Deluxe Petes--or at least the ones offered on your site--are always saddle bits? Is that the only way they come?

    • Andy Camire on July 29, 2019
    • Wonderful review and enlightening facts concerning the Premier pipe maker to the world. I couldn't agree more that the new Peterson's "Bible" is the most incredible book ever published covering the Historical Peterson's Company and all of their pipes. Thanks for the enjoyable 14 minutes of enjoyable video. Job well done guys.

    • Andy Camire on July 29, 2019
    • I guess I should proof read my posts before submitting. Too many enjoyables in there........But I would like to add the neat trick of linking the photos of those great briars right to the site for

    • Shane Ireland on July 29, 2019
    • @Wesley Young @Mark Irwin Andy and I are planning to film a sequel to demonstrate the packing & cleaning methods that we have been using. The more and more that I smoke my Premier 303 and Deluxe 3s, the more I'm convinced that they're ideal "tasting" pipes (especially when trying fresh flake tobaccos) and for anything in my cellar that's still a bit young.

    • Cassie D on July 30, 2019
    • @Rick Miller Your suspicions are correct! The Deluxe System pipes are made with a saddle bit P-Lip stem.

    • Wulf H. Arp on January 14, 2020
    • Thanks for joining me to your list of sporadical

    • Wulf H. Arp on January 14, 2020
    • Pls leg me have your Next
      News on Peterson System Pipes.

    • Arpie55 on July 29, 2020
    • Wulf H. Arp: my middle name is Arp

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