Peterson Special Extra Large Bent Smooth Fishtail.
Well it's confession time again,my PAD (pipe acquisition disorder) is still not cured.I just had to pull the trigger on my latest purchase,which I had been lusting after for some time.
In the early 1990s Kapp & Peterson made this giant, classic full bent, smooth pipe exclusively for Bonds of Oxford Street London.
The pipe is 16.5cms long,bowl height 6.1cms,with a bowl depth of 5.5 cms and internal bowl diameter of 2.1cms.
Bonds seem to have an endless source of NOS Peterson pipes,(new old stock pipes).
I am always intrigued by these pipes when they arrive by post. Inevitably they come in their original packaging and to my mind are a window back in time.I enjoy the box and contents as much as the pipe.
I had seen this pipe on many occassions when I had previously visited Bonds e-bay site.I have always been attracted to it and admired the classic shape ,size and finish.They were offering the same pipe in various finishes and stem fittings.However I preferred the smooth fishtail.I am a sucker for large bent Petes.Just my taste,however it was not cheap at around $355. So I kept putting it on mental hold since it was always on the site for “buy it now,or best offer”.
Well I placed an offer and it was accepted,hopefully it will arrive to-morrow.I will be leaving this post open ended to allow an update.So watch this space!
|Having had the opportunity to see the pipe 'in the flesh', I am amazed at the quality,feel,looks and the smoking performance.Yes you heard right I smoked it!Normally with the newer un-smoked high grades that come into my collection,they remain un-smoked.However I made an exception with this beauty and boy it was worth it.I realise that it is not possible with just one smoke to give a balanced fair assessment ,however it is obvious that there is great potential for this pipe to become my new best friend.|