“The Wearing of the Green” and other shiny colours.
I have noticed recently that Peterson seem to be producing quite a few more pipes with coloured stained shiny lacquered finishes. I realise that they have been doing so, albeit on a much smaller scale, for the past few years. The Kinsale series being a prime example.
As with some of the other idiosyncratic decisions in Peterson's production,it has brought about a mixed reaction from traditional Peterson pipe smokers. Some appear to think that coatings/stains like these, impair both the pipes looks and functionality(overheating).Others myself included,have not experienced any great problem and I own quite a few.
I am sure that the questions of the engineering and bowl Physics involved in bowl coating could be argued ad-nauseum. Coupled to personal smoking pace, style,draw,cake build up. There are many factors to consider before laying the blame at a cosmetic enhancement.
To my mind such pipes should be for occasional smoking and maybe the subject of collection as variants to a main collection. To smoke them as main rotation pipes could accelerate both deterioration and dulling of the coating over a period of time.
Some examples would be such series variants as:-
St Patrick's Day
Here is an example of a Green Spray X220 Silver Spigot which I have just purchased.