Deluxe System Series Stem Shapes.
On a purely personal note,I have finally come to the conclusion that I do not care for the saddle shaped stems on the Peterson Deluxe System pipes.In fact I have stopped buying them now.I much prefer the tapered versions.
The only problem I have with that declaration of intent, is that for some strange reason the tapered ones seem to be in short supply.
I just cannot get the Saddle shape,I find them clumsy and ugly.To my mind they detract from the aesthetics of the Deluxe briar.On a more practical note I find some are more difficult to clean, owing to the narrow compressed shape of the airway.
The tapered stem is much more aesthetically pleasing and compliments the handsome Deluxe shape.
The photos below show the two in contrast,I fully realise it is down to personal choice and taste,however it is my blog so I will stick up for the tapered version!!