I think you're seeing Chacom edge out Peterson these days.
I've had a couple new Petes "mark their territory" on my hand a little during the first few smokes before but never quite that much
That's interesting. I'll be curious if others report similar color shedding. In photos, the heritage look darker than I expected, without much grain showing. In person and in natural light that may not be as pronounced? I'd be game to lightly hand buff prior to & after smoking. So long as the base stain stays uniform, a smidge less deeply dark would be as nice.
To be fair, I think they're actually cheaper than the regular Sherlock line, and about the same as previous Christmas pipes. I do like the copper bands and am not against the idea in principle, but it just seems they could have done a bit more to make them really special.personally I am disappointed by these things....
although I like the Sherlock Holmes models and many others I don't have any Pete, I've had quite a few and I sold them all to buy others of more interest to me...
making the same models as the Sherlock Holmes and branding them as Christmas 2021 to sell pipes at a higher price than usual by branding them as Christmas pipes is disappointing.
Why not create or innovate, do something different from the usual and leave the Sherlock Holmes series for what it is and how it was created?
I'm disappointed with this mercantilism, it's not for me.
I don't know its price...but what I am referring to is its lack of creativity....To be fair, I think they're actually cheaper than the regular Sherlock line, and about the same as previous Christmas pipes. I do like the copper bands and am not against the idea in principle, but it just seems they could have done a bit more to make them really special.
As for the finish, I know the green dyed pipes are notorious for rubbing off and fading to ugly brown, but I've never seen this on a regular brown finished pipe.
Thank you for partaking in Peterson's "Stain the World" campaign. One palm at a time, one day at a time, and eventually everything will be ruddy.
Well, that just sucks on almost every level - but especially what SP told you. I'd imagine that pretty much all of us here would assume that a pipe is returnable if it's badly drilled. Buyer beware form now on, I guess (and I'm gonna stick with estate Petersons for the most part).I ordered 3, a Mycroft sandblast, Milverton sandblast, and a Strand smooth. The Mycroft was drilled perfectly. The Milverton was drilled high in the mortise, and the draft hole came out 3/8" above the floor of the chamber, same with the Strand. I liked the Milverton shape, so I ordered a Milverton PSB, figuring the odds of 3 pipes in a row drilled poorly were small.
I was wrong. At least on the PSB the draft hole was centered near the bottom of the chamber. The impressed "P" monogram on the stem has a bubbled up dimple around it.
I've sent back 2 other Peterson's this year for shoddy workmanship.
Apparently SP doesn't consider misdrilled pipes as defects, which is what I was told when I enquired about returning them.