296. SPECIAL BULLETIN: The POY 2022 / 14B Drops Soon!

As life-long Pete Geek Jørgen Jensen likes to tease me about the length of my posts, “Buy a Peterson, write a novel.” This is one of those posts, so you may want to put a fresh pot of coffee on and refill your pipe, because the 2022 Pipe of the Year is about to debut

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295. Mark Hunt’s Flat-Bottom PUB Pipe

Mark Hunt, CPG, recently sent me a photo of a PUB Pipe modification he’d done and it’s so cool I thought everyone might enjoy hearing about it. Those new to the Peterson world may wonder about the mods some Pete Geeks enjoy doing on their pipes. Mark’s rationale bears quoting and is my own as

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294. The 108: A Short Note on A Big ‘Irish’ Billiard

I first caught sight of the elusive 108 on the internet some years ago and I’ve wondered about it ever since—how big it was, when it debuted, what lines it appeared it and why it disappeared. It’s so very, very Irish. It’s the largest regular production billiard they’ve ever made. Discounting the House Pipe and

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293. Chris Tarman, Certified Pete Geek

While there weren’t many of us at the Chicago show, the Pete Geeks bonded in a hurry. Chris Tarman met my wife and I the very first night, if memory serves, out in the smoking tent. I knew right away this was a guy I was gonna like. It was apparent from the get-go that

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292. SPECIAL BULLETIN: Sherlock Holmes Rua Spigot P-Lip Drops Tomorrow, July 12

SHERLOCK HOLMES RUA SPIGOT This just in: “The latest installment in Peterson’s Charles Peterson Collection — denoted by the “CP” stamp — Sherlock Spigot Rua combines a meticulous contrast sandblasted finish — which first appeared in the original 2021 Rua pipes — with sterling silver spigot mounts, all adorning Peterson’s best-selling Sherlock Holmes shapes. The

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