Peterson Specialty Tankard Rustic Nickel Tobacco Pipe


Originally released as one of four Specialty shapes in 1945, the Tankard is Peterson’s take on the sturdy-sitting Poker design.

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About the Series

The Specialty Rusticated Nickel Mounted series adds a rugged touch to Peterson’s range of lightweight, elegant Specialty shapes, juxtaposing its dark, earthy stain and a rustic, old-world texture with the bright flash of its nickel fitments.

About the Shape

Originally released as one of four Specialty shapes in 1945, the Tankard is Peterson’s variation on the classic Poker design, featuring a tall, cylindrical bowl, a high-set transition, and a sleeker shank for a timeless, elegant appeal.

Length 148mm
Weight 31g
Bowl Height 47mm
Bowl Width 30mm
Chamber Depth 33mm
Chamber Width 18mm
Stem Material Vulcanite
Filter None
Shape Poker
Finish Rusticated
Material Briar

About the Range

Something of a departure from the stout, muscular aesthetic that characterizes so much of Peterson’s portfolio, the Specialty line contains a number of their more petite, lightweight shapes such as the Barrel, Tankard, Calabash, and Belgique. It was created in 1945 and remains a popular range to this date.

About Peterson of Dublin

In 1874, just one year after receiving a prize medal for his efforts at the 1873 London International Exhibition, German émigré Frederick Kapp moved his pipe retail operation from London to Dublin, Ireland, where he opened a new tobacco and pipe shop, making and selling pipes crafted from meerschaum as well as briar root, a relatively new material to the market. Within a year, Frederick employed a young Latvian woodworker named Charles Peterson to help with production and repairs.

In 1890, after 15 years of handling and repairing multitudes of pipes, and thinking critically about how to improve their design, Peterson applied for and secured a patent in his own name, titled “A certain new and useful improvement in Tobacco-Pipes,” introducing a unique system designed to wick moisture away from the smoke and deliver a fuller tobacco flavor – a design he would continue to improve over the next eight years. By 1896, after winning two gold medals at the International Tobacco Trades Exhibition in London for “Best Finished Pipe” and “Best Patent Pipe,” Charles Peterson, together with Frederick’s son Alfred Henry, had transformed the small pipe shop and smoking parlour into a budding international export factory, introducing the patented System pipe, as well as a host of other Classic designs, to the hands and minds of enthusiasts worldwide, where Kapp & Peterson has remained for generations.

As the oldest continuously operating briar pipe factory in the world, the pipe makers at Peterson have a certain tradition to uphold, a legacy of craftsmanship dating back over 150 years. Whether you’re browsing for your very first pipe or are a seasoned collector in search of a rare gem, know that every pipe in their catalogue carries with it that same preservation of tradition. A Peterson pipe isn’t just a utilitarian tool; it’s a piece of history you can carry with you in your travels, a faithful companion to accompany you through all that life offers.

Additional information

Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 14.00 × 3.90 × 4.00 cm