Killarney Red pipes are one of the flagship lines in the Peterson catalog. The finish is smooth and glossy with a wonderful hand feel. Each pipe will provide a lifetime of smoking pleasure that only a Peterson can.
I am a long time Peterson fan and own 12, the first of which I purchased in 1973. I have never had any problems whatsoever with any Peterson that I own. I'm shocked to hear about the pipe that cracked but, I'm sure we've all had bad experiences with something we've purchased at one time or another. I have always found Peterson pipes to be of excellent quality. I'm hard on the bits of my pipes and have bitten through quite a few with the exception of my Peterson pipes, both fishtail and P- lip, and those with acrylic stems. While Brian B. had a negative experience, apparently he was able to return the pipe and it was quickly exchanged. I don't feel a brand should be condemned based on a single experience and hope Brian found the replacement to be entirely to his satisfaction. Whenever I'm in the mood to add more pipes to my collection I look at the Peterson pipes first.
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Peterson Killarney Pipe
Mar 24, 2016
This was the most expensive pipe I have ever purchased.
The pipe cracked in half, in less than 20 days after my purchase. This was supposed to be a quality, collector, special item to add to my collection. It was not. Beyond disappointed.
My speciality and experience is pipe smoking and tobacco and while not a professional I have been smoking pipes for 53 years. I took the time to break in the pipe, season the pipe and properly pack the pipe. I cannot tell you how upset and disappointed I was.
Based on my experience I cannot recommend or suggest Peterson Pipes. The Peterson name, quality and reputation simply was not there.
I would like to say Cigar.Com customer assistance is a 5 star quality service! They shipped a replacement pipe the very same day I notified them. They provided easy return instructions, postage paid and followed up through the entire process to make sure I received a new pipe was a satisfied customer and tracked/inspected the broken Peterson.
You cannot find that level of trust and customer satisfaction these days!
I am and will always be a Cigar.com customer!!!