The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -'Gregson' Shape.
When Peterson first issued the new Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series,I have to admit I was not immediately impressed with the choices and the selection of shapes of the four pipe set presented.
However as a passionate collector, I just had to have a set to keep my collection updated!!
On receiving the pipes and examining them more closely,my opinion started to change.The first thing that was obvious to me was the quality of workmanship and finish,I had previously considered the quality of finish of most of the briar Sherlock Holmes series, to be of only average quality.Peterson have certainly improved their quality control with these new additional pipes.
There was one shape in particular that called to me and my personal smoking idiosyncratic needs.That was the 'Gregson'. As most Blog followers know I am a dyed in the wool clencher and dangler!and have a particular preference for large bent Petes.The set I originally purchased were all fishtail stems and I was curious to see how they would compare to a P-lip version.So for the sake of scientific research (lol) I purchased some more.
The P-lip version of the 'Gregson' suits me just dandy! it nestles beautifully to the contours of my 'special' physiognomy and beard (lol).However there is one minor disadvantage, in my opinion the fishtail has a marginally better draw.
Below are some comparison photos showing 1. the new Dark stained version with P-lip,2. & 3. are a side by side comparison with the 'Red' fishtail version and the 2008 POY which in my opinion is very similar in shape and has similar great smoking qualities.