Originally designed for the German market, Peterson's Dublin Filter series features a range of iconic shapes, drilled with a 9mm airway — perfect for those who prefer to use filters. The smooth finished versions offer higher quality briar, with beautiful grain patterns. First designed by Paddy Larrigan in the 80s, this 05 Bell Calabash smooth P-Lip is an excellent addition to the series.
Pipe Nook Notes
This is a 9mm Filtered pipe, which is my preferred method of pipe filtration and the one that I always recommend for the first-time pipe smoker, or to those who struggle with the issue of tongue-bite. It is designed to use 9mm charcoal filters, but if your preference is the Savinelli 9mm balsa filters, they will fit, with a bit of friendly nudging. However, Savinelli 9mm adapter inserts will not fit into the tenons of Peterson pipes. If filters aren't your thing, they can just as easily be smoked without a filter in place.
This pipe features a Peterson P-Lip mouthpiece. This style of mouthpiece is designed to direct the flow of the smoke away from the tongue and towards the palate. The P-Lip system is an acquired taste, but more than 120 years of production is proof enough that some love it. In fact, the P-Lip is considered by many to be superior to the standard "fishtail" shape.
Basic Shape: Bell Calabash
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Vulcanite
Mouthpiece Type: P-Lip
Filter Type: 9mm
Length: 5.0 in.
Bowl Height: 1.95 in.
Bowl Interior Depth: 1.6 in.
Bowl Exterior Diameter at Rim: 1.4 in.
Bowl Exterior Diameter at Waist: 1.25 in.
Bowl Interior Diameter at Rim: 0.77 in.
Weight: 1.8 oz.