Churchwarden Briar Pipe By Peterson Of Dublin - D6 Grey Smooth


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Churchwarden Briar Pipe By Peterson Of Dublin - D6 Grey Smooth
Fine Smoking Products Est 1865

The Peterson Churchwarden series is available in 4 shapes (D6, D16, Dublin and Prince) and 4 finishes (smooth, rustic, green and grey) and is finished with a silver band and fishtail mouthpiece. The Peterson Churchwarden is a perfect representation of tradition early English pipe craftsmanship using modern day skills.

The long stem is designed to take the smoke away from your eyes and allows for a cooler smoother smoke compared to a standard pipe.

The Peterson Churchwarden Briar Pipe is light and easy to hold, perfect for a leisurely smoke.

About this pipe...

Shape - Horn
Stem - Black Vulcanite
Mouthpiece - Fishtail with Sliver Band
Finish - Highly Polished - Grey
Filter - No

The dimensions...
Overall length 270mm
Bowl height 50mm
Smoking chamber diameter 20mm
Weight in grams 40g Approx


The Churchwarden style of pipe is one of the earliest pipe shapes and still remains very popular today. The overall length of the stem is said to ensure a pleasant cool smoke, which is particularly suitable for an evenings relaxation. It really should fall into the same category as the Peterson 'House Pipes' which are basically for confinement to house use.

In Elizabethan times the pipes were made from clay and were graceful with thin bowls and long stems. The Dutch redesigned these clays by enlarging the bowl and lengthening the stem and came to be known as the Alderman and was officially introduced by William II around 1700. The Alderman was adopted by the English and was graced with a curve to the stem and called "Yard of Clay" or "Churchwarden" as it's better known as today. The purpose of the long stem was to allow the smoker to rest his hand and bowl on the arm of the chair, the small knob on the bottom of the bowl was to stop the hot clay bowl from burning the chair arm, the knob reputedly for he benefit of the pipe maker, became more of an aesthetic part of the shorter pipes rather than a requirement in later times. This same style can be seen in many of Petersons early Patent pipes.
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Brands Peterson of Dublin
Pipe Collection Churchwarden

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