Peterson B10. Are There Any Lovers/Haters of This Shape?

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I too, have been admiring the B10 because it seems to be a slightly larger chamber than other Dublins, but I am comparing it to the Hansom shape which is larger. Although, like @telescopes above, I would be hesitant to buy one I hadn't seen in person unless there were many pictures available.
I have a Hansom that is sandblasted. Love the pipe.
 

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Lifer
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I think the Peterson B10 is a briar Calabash shape because of the way the brim arches up from the edge of the bowl. I have a modest version of it that I find excellent. The chamber is of good size, and the bowl and bent shank and stem fit nicely in hand. It's both compact and big enough, nicely balanced and visually pleasing. Mine has rough rustication which isn't everyone's taste, but it looks good to me and improves with age, and doesn't have to be treated with kid gloves.

While we're in the B series of Petersons, I also like the B11, which is a sitter volcano (or you might call it a brandy, since it has both shape attributes). It's another shape with a commodious chamber and a nice balanced shape. I have two B11's, one plain brown stain with a black stem, and another ebony with two thin bands, a dress pipe.
 
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Lifer
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It is a pretty pipe, but the only way I would buy it is if I got a money back guarantee. Petersons are notorious for producing flaws in pipes that should never exists in anything but a cheap 20 dollar basket pipe.

You want one of the greatest smoking pipes for the price of around 125.00 give or take a few bucks. Start looking at the older Commetto's that were made by Radice/Ascorti. They smoke as good as any Castello, have a deep funky blast and there isn't a better smoking pipe for the money. I think Mike at Briar Blues did a whole history about them. They do all come with acrylic stems. Over the years I have a had some and they all smoked great.
 
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