Learn About Peterson Rosslare Classics
Peterson has perfected the art of making affordable tobacco pipes to get excited about. The Rosslare Classic series may not be brand new anymore, but it’s been delighting and exciting pipe smokers both old and new since its launch in 2003.
Distinguishing a Rosslare Classic tobacco pipe
With amber acrylic stem, sterling silver band and walnut stain, the Rosslare Classic series is easily distinguished from all other Peterson pipes. Peterson does make one other Rosslare series, with spigots, but only these two lines boast this blend of classic Peterson shapes and amber coloring.
Quintessential Peterson Shapes
If you’re choosing Rosslare Classic pipe, you might as well take it all the way and choose one of these two unmistakably Peterson shapes.
Rosslare Classic 03 Apple - The 03 Apple is perhaps the most sought after Peterson shape. Surprisingly lightweight, when pairing the deep smooth transition and thick shank with the Rosslare stain and stem, this pipe achieves the often-said, but rarely achieved balance of classic style and modern flare.
Rosslare Classic 999- Another bestselling shape, the 999--a smallish Rhodesian. A rhodesian tobacco pipe is, in it’s simplest form, a bulldog with an acute squat at the rim of the bowl. Think of it this way, if you made a bulldog shape out of clay and pushed down the rim of the bowl, you’d have a rhodesian.
The Rosslare Classic pipes are some of the most distinctive, reliable and collectible pipes in the factory-made category. For under $200, you’re choosing a tobacco pipe that will, with proper care, brighten your collection long enough to share with your grandchildren’s children.We know most long term Peterson collectors satisfied their P.A.D. with a Rosslare years ago, but for new smokers, we love to start you out on a Peterson journey with these gorgeous pipes.
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