It feels like a Calabash, but with a distinctly Dublin sensibility. The Peterson Aran B10 is presented here with the signature Peterson P-Lip. Add to it the thick nickel ring sporting the Peterson P emblazoned on it and you can’t deny this is a gorgeous choice for fans of that oh-so-alluring traditional pipe bend.
Length: 5.56 in. / 141.22 mm.
Height: 2.13 in. / 54.10 mm.
Weight: 1.8 oz. / 51.03 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.50 in. / 38.10 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.64 in. / 41.66 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.81 in. / 20.57 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Vulcanite
The quality of the briar of the Aran line is amazing. The pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful craftsmanship. It's a bit smaller than anticipated but smokes cool and effortlessly as most Petersons do. Very happy with this fine addition to my collection and you will be too.
Okay. I like pipes. I can’t help but keep buying different shapes on the seemingly never-ending pursuit of perfection.
Dublin's shape is great. I guess this is part calabash as well? I dunno.
The thicker walls of a pipe keep my fingers cool. So the Dublin or Brandy is a bit of an upgrade (for me) over a thin-walled pipe.
Bowl size is impressive. Not quite an Author but substantial.
Beautiful finish. Add in the PLIP stem and you’ve got a darn nice setup.
I have many pipes, but I must say that this model pipe (B10) is one of my absolute favorites. I love the fact that it is a hybrid pipe which takes two of my favorite pipe styles and blends them together (Bent Billiard/Calabash). It is smooth, has an amazing draw, and really looks like a showpiece. IMO, this is the closest your going to get to a Sherlock Holmes series pipe without spending the big bucks.
Just received this amazing pipe. I always heard of Petersons quality and decided to give it a try. Packed half a bowl with a local blend from the 1800's, lit up and fell in love! Easily the smoothest drawing, coolest smoking, best feeling pipe I have ever smoked. I'm already looking at more of these beauties!