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17. Peterson : 150 Years of Irish Craftsmanship (The New Video)


Christmas Greetings All,

As promised — the world internet premiere of the new Peterson film! Really, really fun. Having been to the factory twice, I must say that the video gives me a better sense of the sequence of operations in the process of crafting a Peterson pipe than did my actual visits to the Sallynoggin factory.

Bold Move, the Dublin-based video company who made the film for K&P, obviously  worked closely with Conor and Tom Palmer, Tony Whelan Jr., David Blake, Joe Kenny and several others on the factory floor in creating Peterson’s 150th anniversary video. To view it full-screen, click on the gray box with the white arrow marked “pop out” at the upper right-hand corner of the video frame.

In book news, we’ve got a final title:  The Peterson Pipe : A History of Kapp & Peterson. Our first draft is within a few weeks of completion, after which we’ll turn our attention to editing and packaging illustrations and photographs for layout and design. We’re doing our best to see that you have the new book in hand this time next year. Thanks, as always, for all your support and encouragement.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!




Here’s  technical information from the movie for film-geeks like myself:

Bold Move is a video production company based in Dublin ( Equipment Used:
Sony F5
Canon 5d Mark III
Rokinon Cine Prime Set – 14mm T3.1/ 24mm T1.5/ 35mm T1.5/ 85mm T1.5
Canon 50mm f1.4
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Konova Slider

Edited in Premiere Pro CS6
Colour Grade in Davinci Resolve
Grain and film emulation added with the Film Convert plugin in Premiere

Music was provided by
Voice-over by Barry McGovern

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9 years ago

Reblogged this on rebornpipes and commented:
An interesting video on Peterson Pipes

9 years ago

Absolutely fantastic video that would make anyone proud to own a Peterson Pipe.
Thanks for the link to the video Mark, waiting patiently for your book to be published which will be the most historical work ever done on Peterson.

9 years ago

This was a great Christmas surprise. As I’m sitting in the Charlotte airport for a 10 hour layover this great video was posted. Only problem now is I can’t seem to get the video to play on the iPhone I am using here. If I don’t happen to get to watch it tonight, I still have something to look forward to watching over my vacation. Thanks to all involved in making what will no doubt be a very interesting video. And merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

9 years ago

As the past 150 years of craftsmanship have proven, this inspires us – in fact, excites us – we feel a part of those efforts, those craftspeople, the years and the future – by enjoying our Peterson Pipes. Bravo Peterson! Thank you for this Christmas present! And thank you for the wonderful smokes we have enjoyed – for 150 years!

JR Parsons
9 years ago

Great little video.

Lone Star Briar Works
9 years ago

Love the video, can’t wait for the book. Can we pre-order?

Mark Irwin
9 years ago

Sure… send me a cashier’s check for $5,000 and I’ll email back the difference! LOL. I have no idea what Gary Shrier at Briar Books Press will do. We’re wanting a hardcover. It will be a coffee-table sized book–about the size of an old college year-book, I’d imagine, to adequately present everything. Peterson has agreed to a commemorative pipe-and-book combination, but we haven’t talked about what that would be or how it’ll be done, because the authors are so d*** slow in getting this thing done! I’m sure they’re waiting to see if the book actually gets finished (it will).… Read more »

9 years ago

I like the sneak peak of the Founder’s edition being turned. That was some hefty looking briar!