Personally, this Peterson pipe reminds me of a fresh charred Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. The Peterson Barrel Tobacco Pipe is truly a one-of-a-kind smoking pipe. A longer vulcanite stem and lightweight briar bowl make this pipe perfect for clenching. The small bowl size allows the smoker to smoke different tobaccos on a more frequent basis. And of course, this pipe inspires the smoker to sit down with a class of Bourbon or Scotch and enjoy the craftsmanship of both pipe and drink.
Length: 5.63 in. / 143.00 mm.
Height: 1.61 in. / 40.89 mm.
Weight: 0.8 oz. / 22.68 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.12 in. / 28.45 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.21 in. / 30.73 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.70 in. / 17.78 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Vulcanite
I like the pipe but having trouble with the plip. Bad taste half way down the bowel again it may be me and making stem wet.
This is a well-proportioned and attractive little barrel pipe. The red undertone is a little lurid but I'm sure it will tone down over time. The finish has a few sharp jags, but these too will doubtless soften over time. My only concern about her lifespan is that the shank is rather thin and deeply blasted, so somewhat gentle handling may be in order.
That said, she smoked as smooth as a button from the outset.
I leave this at work for times when I cannot indulge in a long smoke. Very lightweight, nice fit and finish which I would expect from Peterson.