Peterson - Simply Elegant Pipes.
How do you encapsulate the elements of an obsession with a particular brand.
Contrary to some misinformed prophets of doom, Peterson are one of the few pipe makers enjoying a world-wide renaissance in the export and production of the brand. Quite a feat, given the prevailing anti smoking politics which is in evidence in many countries.
As an obsessive collector of Peterson's pipes, I am often asked by others what it is about them that drives my obsession. Easy, to my mind they have a certain Irish charisma,which has been forged by a turbulent historical evolution. Also a certain quirkiness, which appeals to my Celtic heritage, but above all they are visually and simply elegant. When the excellent smoking qualities are combined with great value for money, it certainly offers the ordinary Pipe smoker a formidable combination, which is difficult to ignore when making brand choices at the point of pipe purchase.
I find their concept of simple elegance a refreshing change from the current and in most cases,expensive modern trend for outlandish so called 'artisan' pipe design. I hope and pray that Peterson will never venture down that road and will continue with the strength of their simple classic design . ( Personally I hope their new Dracula series is just an idiosyncratic blip!! ).
Here are some examples of Peterson's simply elegant pipe designs which I find a pleasure to use and own.