Each year since 2009, Peterson has released a special-edition Christmas pipe, typically presenting an array of popular Classic shapes in a singular finish. For 2021, however, the Irish manufacturer has elevated the series, offering all 14 best-selling Sherlock Holmes shapes in not one but three distinct finishes: Heritage Smooth, Sandblasted, and Rusticated. This Professor model wears a deep, craggy rustication, topped with a black acrylic fishtail stem and a warm, tasteful copper mount, and comes complete with a black leather pipe stand.
About the shape: Originally released as part of the Original Sherlock Holmes collection (1989-1991), the Professor is a three-quarter bent Billiard first designed by Peterson's senior craftsman Paddy Larrigan. An extra large take on the classic shape, it features a deep chamber and stout proportions, accentuated by an elegant silhouette.