Peterson pipe enthusiasts have a tendency to boast about the brand’s superiority. But this isn’t unique to Peterson loyalists; those who truly appreciate any particular brand of tobacco pipe will usually sing its praises at any opportunity. However, the choice for the best pipe on the market is purely subjective. What one smoker deems the champion, another may dismiss as one of the worst. For this reason, it’s impossible to claim with absolute certainty that Peterson pipes are better than those made by any other manufacturer. One thing that practically all tobacco pipe smokers can agree upon, though, is that the Peterson pipe has one of the most unique designs, thanks to its famed P-Lip (or Peterson-Lip) mouthpiece.
Whether you love it or loathe it, the P-Lip is truly one-of-a-kind. Its innovative design forces inhaled smoke to the roof of the mouth, unlike other pipes that draw smoke in all directions. As a result, smokers have less of a risk of developing “tongue bite,” which is a sharp pain that results from a chemical reaction between tobacco smoke and the smoker’s tongue.
While some smokers praise the Peterson pipe for its distinctive P-Lip mouthpiece, others have a strong aversion. Some smokers find that the concentration of smoke toward the roof of the mouth leads to a tender palate. Others also find Peterson pipes difficult to clean because the P-Lip has a smaller opening than the mouthpieces of other pipes.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Peterson pipe and what sets it apart from other brands, feel free to contact us. We can also assist you in choosing a Savinelli pipe, Brebbia pipe, or a tobacco pipe from just about any other brand.