“Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest.” [YELL]
...which is why I find it delightful that Peterson of Dublin has a Sherlock Holmes series of pipes.
I do not smoke a pipe, but I think that these pipes are simply lovely. I wouldn't mind having one or more of these on a rack on my Sherlock Holmes shelf. Peterson has been hand-crafting high-end pipes since 1865. The company motto is “The Thinking Man Smokes A Peterson Pipe”, so it makes some sense that they would create an entire series in honor of one of the greatest thinking men in literature.
First issued in 1987, the pipes are available in smooth briar, ebony, rustic, and some sandblast finish. All have extra large bowls, with sterling silver bands and a fishtail mouthpiece. The initial issue was in the form of a seven day set, and included a specially crafted wooden rack for the complete set.
|The Watson, in smooth briar|
|The Professor, in ebony|
The original issue was then followed up by “The Return of” set.
There’s also a meerschaum version of the original set.
|The Deerstalker in Meerschaum|
I have not seen these in a store (retail locations are rather select) but, as I write this, eBay prices are $130 minimum and Amazon has a few for $220 and up.
You can visit the Peterson website for a list of where to buy in your area and for more information on the whole collection.
Do you have these sets or any of the pipes that are part of the collections? We'd love to hear about your experience, and perhaps a bit about why you choose to smoke a pipe. Drop us a line or leave a comment.