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Peterson Sherlock Holmes Lestrade (Birdseye Bonanza)

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  • Started 1 month ago by ashdigger
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  1. ashdigger

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    This is a recently acquired pipe. It's a Peterson Sherlock Holmes Lestrade in Natural Finish and it is a Birdseye Bonanza. I love the way this hangs. I've been leery of bent pipes because I've had many that were complete turds. Some were even expensive turds. So I dug out an older Peterson I've relegated to the bottom of a box of briars I just didn't reach for. Well, it smoked fantastic and hung like I didn't know it was there. The odyssey addiction bank account depletion began. I've shown the Peterson Amber 03 and this Lestrade is just as gorgeous. Not my last.

    What also makes this unique is that all of my Alden's are straight or 1/4 bent at the most, so from here on out it's Peterson bent or Alden straights. That doesn't count the odd bob here or there.

    This behemoth weighs 84 grams, but hangs effortlessly.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. pipehunter

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    That's some beautiful birdseye! And a whopper of a pipe.

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  3. snowyowl

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    I have a Lestrade, but that is some nice piece of wood!

    As you said, and for those who don't have one, this shape is one hell of a bent pipe.

    "If you see something... pipe up."
    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. davet

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    Beautiful

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  5. mikethompson

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    That is some incredible swirling action on that pipe. Very nice addition to your rotation sir!

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    Gorgeous birdies. Great piece of briar.

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  7. agnosticpipe

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    Wow, what a beautiful pipe! Love me some birdseye! Congrats!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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  8. jpmcwjr

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    A whopper! At 84 grams, it'd make me list when I walked, but what a beauty. Well done!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Sometime Peterson reallllly knocks it out of the park! Here is a great example. On the other hand, I saw an estate Sherlock Holmes pipe the other day that had several unsightly fills on it. I didn’t think this line would have fills, so I was a bit surprised. Great pipe, Ash!

    On a pipe adventure
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    Posted 1 month ago #
  10. didimauw

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    I love Birdseye. Nice pipe! Every time I see Birdseye I think of lost souls trying to get out...

    ... Look again, you won't ever UN see it!

    I refuse to eat vegetables, but I'll smoke out of one.
    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. irishearl

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    Tim, that is a fantastic pipe. The XL23 is my favorite Peterson shape. I have the Kinsale version. Steve, as to fills on a SH pipe-it's been known to happen on occasion.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. jiminks

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    That's a terrific looking pipe, man.

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    WOW!...

    "The weez..."
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  14. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Birdseye and Petes. Two of my favorite things all rolled into that pipe. Lovely example, Ash. I love it! Enjoy the heck out of it

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 1 month ago #

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