The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -'Hopkins' Shape.
Here we have another of my favourite shapes from the four pipe 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' collection. This time in the of the unmistakeable quirky dark, P-lip 'Hopkins'.
The shape is a rather artful take on the standard Cherrywood sitter.It has a long deep poker style chamber with an unusual graceful shaped stem.Like it's stable-mates, it is well finished and constructed.I would not recommend this one to those who like 'delicate' smoking vessels!! It is not a pipe for the faint-hearted ,it is quite chunky and weighty.
The P-lip allowed for my personal style of clenching,but I would not consider it suitable for long term dangling,because of the weight and shape.However as I have weird tastes in Peterson pipes,I like em big! I am thoroughly enjoying them.
Another worthy addition to my regular rotation pipes.
Photos below show the new Dark and a comparison shot with the 'Red' fishtail.