Elementary, My Dear Watson
… that one should own a Sherlock Holmes from Peterson.
I have one now. The “Professor” model. I don’t know if Professor Moriarty smoked one of these or not, but it is a thing of evil genius! This one has a genuine reddish tint to the finish, is well polished and has a fine grain on it. Well dimensioned, it is quite a heavy pipe but sits nicely between my teeth and is a pleasure to hold in the hand. The silver ring and logo make a worthy decoration. The pipe smokes well too. Peterson do not treat the insides of their bowls, which means one has to break them in to get the best out of the pipe. This is a slow process and is well described on the advisory websites included in the right hand sidebar of this page, where one can find good advice on how to break a pipe in.
I have been looking for one of these Peterson’s for a long time and finally found it at my tobacconists today. Now he’s really pleased with me, as I don’t seem to be able to enter the shop without buying a pipe while I wait for them to blend my tobacco!
Maybe that’s a piece of evil genius too….!
Either way, I’m as pleased as punch with this latest addition to my growing collection.