Peterson Killarney Red 15 Pipe
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The Peterson Killarney Red 15 briar pipe is hand stained a deep rich red and has a twin nickel band. The pipe is finished with a jet black vulcanite stem and fishtail mouth piece. The fishtail mouthpiece directs smoke to the back of the palate and creates a smooth and easy draw. The Peterson Killarney 15 is a straight pipe with a medium size Billiard bowl. The tall bowl allows the fingers to wrap around this light and elegant vintage style pipe.
The Killarney range of pipes were first launched by Peterson in 1949. Named after Killarney town famous for its jaunting cars (horse drawn carts) which is on the shore of Lough Leane in south-west Kerry an area of outstanding natural beauty which is reflected in these wonderful pipes. The Peterson Killarney Red 15 briar pipe is hand stained a deep rich red and has a twin nickel band. The pipe is finished with a jet black vulcanite stem and fishtail mouth piece. The fishtail mouthpiece directs smoke to the back of the palate and creates a smooth and easy draw. The Peterson Killarney 15 is a straight pipe with a medium size Billiard bowl. The tall bowl allows the fingers to wrap around this light and elegant vintage style pipe.
- Shape – Billiard
- Stem – Vulcanite
- Mouthpiece – Fishtail
- Band – Twin Nickel
- Mount – Navy
- Filter – None
- Length – 148 mm
- Bowl Height – 45 mm
- Bowl Diameter – 34 mm
- Fire hole width – 19 mm
- Fire hole depth – 39 mm
- Weight – 37g
The Peterson Killarney Red 15 briar pipe comes in a presentation box with a cloth pipe bag.
Please note that the weight, colour and grain of the pipe may vary from the picture shown as each pipe is hand made from briar wood which will have natural variations.
Kapp & Peterson – A brief history
In 1874, a year after receiving a prize medal for his efforts at the 1873 London International Exhibition, German émigré Frederick Kapp moved his pipe retail operation from London to Dublin, Ireland, where he opened a new tobacco and pipe shop, making and selling pipes crafted from meerschaum and briar root. Within a year, Frederick employed a young Latvian woodworker named Charles Peterson to help with production and repairs.
As a result of the partnership’s talent and ability to acquire resources, Peterson & Kapp rapidly became a household name. Just as certain brands are renowned for excellence in their respective spheres, in the world of pipe smoking that is the role of Peterson Pipes.
In 1890 he invented the System pipe and 8 years later he patented his Lip mouthpiece. The pipe, along with the mouthpiece was often called the ‘pipe of the century’ by advertisers.
Moving into the 20th century, the Peterson pipe was embraced by politicians, Business Leaders, Clergymen, generals, sportsmen, artists and writers. The Peterson name was literally and figuratively hanging from the lips of the most powerful people in the world.
Conan Doyle cemented the image of Peterson as ‘the thinking man’s pipe’ with the publication of his first mystery investigation novel. The sleuth Sherlock Holmes character was completed with his very own curved Peterson pipe.
The company and brand were purchased in 2018 by Laudisi Enterprises, the parent company of Cornell & Diehl tobacco.
Still based in Dublin and now the oldest continuously operating pipe factory in the world it remains true to its heritage, tradition, and reputation.