When Shane calls, I see he’s polishing the nickel ferrule on his 303 Peterson System. I confess I do the same thing before I smoke any Pete with with a metal mount and he laughs. . . . Shane: I pick it up out of the rack and if there’s any tarnish, I think “I’m
I am pleased far beyond words to bring you the first in a two-part interview with Shane Ireland, one of the greats in our pipe community. As you may know, he was awarded the Master of Pipes at the 2022 Chicago pipe show, an honor richly deserved. I was able to connect with him a
Here on the Pete Freq this morning seems like a good time to pause and celebrate the PPN 2022, as reports are coming in that most of the Pete Geeks have received their pipes. So how about a virtual meet-up tonight to smoke our CPG pipes and offer a bit of pre-holiday thanksgiving for the
The 1898 Shape 4 came to me with a broken off bit tip, location of the missing piece unknown, and the previous owner(s) had affixed a part of another bit in its place with some glue and a metal band. The bone tenon extension was still on the bit and fully intact and the Peterson’s
Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh! A Happy Samhain / Halloween to all! Paul Combs, CPG, sends everyone his greetings with this wonderful pumpkin with the Irish Trinity Knot which he carved. Below it, his 1898 shape 4 with the House Pipe stem! Most of us think of the K&P shape 5b and its big brother
For the 309th post, what more appropriate than an appreciation of the 309, one of the most quintessential Peterson shapes? Known from the beginning as bowl shape 4 in the catalog from 1896 to 2013, the 309 has had a lot of pipe shape numbers: 4S, 4B, 4AB, 79, 309, 359, 1309, POY21 and XL339.