Peterson: Silver Mounted Army (406) P-Lip
Product Number: 002-172-7133
Like the Irish Made Army series, the Silver Mounted Army line from Peterson is devoted to the military mount. The construction requires a metal cap around the shank end and a stem devoid of tenon, with the tapered base of the stem fitting directly into the mortise. The metal mount adds reinforcement to the briar, and the lack of a tenon ensures a snug fit unaffected by varying temperatures or years of wear. The design's lineage and moniker date back to WWI when soldiers would purportedly repair cracked shanks with spent shell casings, the extra durability also allowing them to break the pipe down at a moment's notice without fear of damaging the pipe while it was still hot. Unlike the Irish Made Army line, Silver Mounted Army pieces boast mounts of sterling silver instead of nickel, Peterson being renowned for their silverwork and their smiths' years-long mentoring process.