This fall has been wonderfully intense for collectors of new-release Petersons, which began with the Halloween System and was followed in quick succession by the Rua Spigot, the Trinity Fox, the Special House Pipe Spigot billiard and now the Ragaire–and with two more releases on the way before the end of the year or shortly
Adam O’Neill, General Manager of Retail Operations for Laudisi in Ireland—aka Smokingpipes.Eu—wrote me earlier today with some exciting news for Pete Geeks, especially for those among us who adore the D20 / POY 2016 shape. Adam: There’s a fox who lives in Trinity College, which is just across the street from our Nassau St shop.
by Glen Whelan Three generations of Whelans: Tony, Glen, and Sophie (Glen’s niece), all working at K&P on the same day! Glen Whelan is K&P’s Sales Director and arguably the company’s most valuable Erin go Bragh asset. He agreed some time back to annotate one of his favorite small batch projects, the PSOI or Pipe
This just in from Pete Central: The Rua Spigot debuts tomorrow, Friday, October 29th, at both SPC and SPE (Smokingpipes.com & Smokingpipes.eu) in very limited numbers. Andy Wike at Laudisi writes that “it’s the first Peterson to wear a contrast sandblast finish—something you typically see only on artisan pipes—and is elevated by a domed spigot
In the small batch of vintage Petes I acquired not too long ago was the Kapruf 572 seen in the banner, one of K&P’s panel shapes from the first half of the 20th century. I had seen Andy Camire’s fabulous 444 Square Panel at the 2019 Chicago show but never thought to see another in
This week I’m very pleased to present, in his own words, a little about Pete Geek Dixon Smith’s extraordinarily varied & rich life, in his own words. Sherlock Holmes and Basil Rathbone were major influences in how I came to smoke a pipe. I read a lot of the Holmes stories when I was twelve,