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The Peterson System
In 1890, the famous Peterson system pipe introduced a revolution in pipe smoking which brought pleasure to smokers worldwide. This was followed in 1898 by the Peterson Lip mouthpiece, another innovation designed with a deep understanding of the pipeman's needs. The System pipe smokes cool and dry to the last puff and has won for it's creators many Gold Medal awards. The Peterson Lip, by adapting the pipe precisely to the contours of the lips and teeth, ensures a comfortable and satisfying smoke at all times.



Straight Grains
Traditional tools and methods of manufacture contribute to the individuality and unique characteristics of the Peterson Pipe. Briars are carefully examined for imperfections and selected briars of exceptional grain, known as "straight grains" are carefully stored, waiting to be specially carved by hand by our most skilled craftsmen, the hand crafted straight grain pipe and the increasingly rare skill required to make it, is something unique. To watch a craftsman shape, turn, sand and polish the 150 year old root of the erica arboria is to witness something quite special. Only a very limited quantity of straight grains are available in any twelve month period and regrettably we cannot accept orders for specific shapes with Peterson lip or fishtail mouthpiece.



Hallmarking is not a legal requirement in many countries but it is in Ireland. By Irish Law, the standard of most gold, silver and platinum articles must be tested (known as assaying) at the Assay Office of the Company of Goldsmiths at Dublin Castle. Having established the legal standard of purity, the articles are stamped with a series of marks know as Hallmarks .
All Peterson silver mounted pipes carry three distinctive hallmarks:
The symbol Hibernia denoting the country of origin
The Crowned Harp is the fineness mark denoting the high quality (purity) of the silver used
The Date Letter Code for the year in which the silver was hallmarked and the pipe made.



Classic Range Aran | Donegal | Emerald Rustic | Flame Grains | Irish Made Army | Irish Whiskey | Kildare | Killarney | Kinsale Smooth and Rustic | Racing Green | Silver Mounted Army House Pipes Supreme Gold Mounted Deluxe Silver Mounted Spigots Gold/Silver Mounted Spigots | Rustic and Sandblast Spigots Specialty Pipes Calabash Briars | Churchwarden Briar | Tankard and Barrel Silver Cap Sherlock Holmes Original Collection | Return of Sherlock Holmes | Sherlock Holmes Pipe Rack System Deluxe Quality | Premier Quality | Standard Quality Rustic




Don't miss the opportunity to put a little luxury in your pipe. Peterson pipe tobaccos are hand-blended by master blenders and sealed in vacuum tins to ensure freshness.



Sweet Killarney
A unique mixture of selected tobaccos including Virginia Burley, Marlyland blended with some Black Cavendish and topped with a Cream Caramel flavour. To make this wonderful tobacco even more attractive, it is blended with hand-rubbed Virginia Flake which results in a fantastic aroma.



Sunset Breeze
This excellent mixture is a blend of first choice Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. A promise for a unique smoking experience which is crowned by a wonderful Amaretto aroma that also gives enjoyment to the smoker's surroundings.



Irish Oak
Originally blended from a rich, dark, heavy bodied Cavendish, this tobacco is made smooth by adding a mixture of Zimbabwean orange smoking grades and aromatic Thailand Burley. It is mellowed using Black Perique blend tobacco from Louisiana bayou. As tradition dictates, the leaf is stored for many years in sherry oak barrels, giving the tobacco it's name and an exquisite mature oaken aroma.



University Flake
A well known presentation of a style of tobacco allowing the experienced smoker to rub out the flake to the texture preferred. The blend, based on Virginia grades is mixed with Mahogany, brown and orange Virginia and sun cured leaf from India and is slowly pressed for days into cakes of tobacco and then sliced into flake pieces. This style of tobacco is ideal for it's slow even burning rate, suitable not only for restful contemplation but can be smoked out of doors and in any type of weather.



Irish Whiskey
A traditional Irish ready rubbed blend renowned for it's smooth smoking quality. This blend incorporates various selected Virginia leaf to provide roundness of taste. Kentucky Fired, Indian Cured and Aromatic Thailand Burley are then added to the main blend. Finally, a light spray of Irish Whiskey essence gives this tobacco it's final, unique aroma.



Sherlock Holmes
This mixture is made from an old Irish recipe dating back to 1880 and is one of the finest tobaccos smoked in the time of Sherlock Holmes. The straight Virginia blend possesses all the natural flavour and aroma associated with Premier Virginia tobaccos.



Old Dublin
A supreme style of smoking mixture based on the renowned cool smoky aroma of Cyprus Latika. Added are selected Golden Virginia with aromatic Black Cavendish and sweet Greek Oriental Basma Grades.

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