Friday, 23 July 2010
The New Mark Twain pipes.
Since the issue of the original Mark Twain series of pipes in the 1980's,Peterson have become victims of their own success and came under pressure from World-wide collectors to resurrect the series.The original pipes gained a cult following, mainly on the back of the Mark Twain legend,plus their handsome looks and excellent smoking qualities.In recent months Peterson has issued a twin pipe set in honour of Mark Twain and to commemorate the great man's passing in 1910.
The first pipe in the two pipe boxed set is a smooth bent with P-lip similar to the first issue pipe of the 80's,the second is a fishtail stem Poker.The pipes are available in four finishes,Smooth,Sandblast,Rustic and Ebony.
I hope to acquire a smooth boxed set soon and will then be in a better position to assess the performance and compare the new to the old.So watch this space!