Does have scuffs and fading of stamps as is typical in a preloved pipe. Has been reamed and swabbed with alcohol.Cleaning to your personal preference after acquiring is recommended. Please ask any questions you may have. Now a staple of the Peterson marque, the Sherlock Holmes series began with one commemorative pipe released in 1987 to celebrate the centennial of the publishing of A Study in Scarlet, the novel that introduced the world to the infamous literary detective. Following this first Sherlock pipe-its shape dubbed the "Original"-a series was built, with shapes being added in waves over the years, each inspired by a different aspect of the Sherlock universe. From 1989 to 1991, the Original Sherlock Holmes Collection was released, bringing the series to seven fine shapes - namely the "Squire".
The Squire is named for one of the twelve short stories making up The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Reigate Squire. The name certainly underscores a stateliness that is apt for this slight bent Bulldog. The diamond shank elegantly bends into the low base of the squat bowl so that the bowl almost seems to be held from below, offered nonchalantly in the loose cradle of an upturned hand. The Squire's squat bowl belies its capacious chamber. With a broad, strong base below the bead lines, the Squire evokes the ample Bull-Moose shape.In all, the Squire touts a distinguished appeal, but a bit less rigid than the conservative Baker Street. Even with that sharp, diamond shank, there is a relaxed posture.