Length: 5.64 in. / 143.26 mm.
Height: 1.87 in. / 48.23 mm.
Weight: 1.60 oz. / 45.36 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.28 in. / 32.51 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.55 in. / 39.37 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.82 in. / 20.83 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Vulcanite
Posted by Robin P on 25th Nov 2013
**Let it be known that I reserve a 5/5 review for the perfect pipe, and thusly will never give it out.**
When I originally was looking at Peterson Pipes, I was considering the Harp 150 instead of the Aran 150 because of the colour of the finish. I thought the Aran would be a bit too light coloured for my tastes. I, however, did not have the cash for a Harp, so I went with the Aran. I was very happily surprised to find the finish darker than in the photograph.
The shape of this pipe is, in my hands, one of the best. The square cross-section of the shank and saddle make it really easy to hold for days. It's also amazing for letting a filled bowl of pipe tobacco dry out a bit before the charring light, due to the relatively good stability provided by the squared shank/saddle.
I also love the thickness of the band. It's a handsome nickel and won't need much attention if you treat it with care.
On the first smoke I followed the included tips, and enjoyed a nice, cool, and dry smoke from the half-bowl of tobacco (1-Q.)
The bowl size is just right for me. I found that my other pipe, a Nording Rustic 4T, was a bit too big for regular smoking, and I usually pack it only 3/4 of the way. However, this Peterson has the size just right. The thickness of the briar also left me wondering if I had a cherry half of the time.
Overall I would recommend the PetersonAran 150 to anyone looking for a stylish, substantive pipe. Whether you chose fishtail or P-Lip is about personal preference, but I rather like the fishtail on this pipe.