By way of Press Launch From Peterson Pipes:
After consulting with a number of respected pipe makers and business figures, we just lately revamped our sandblasting course of right here at Peterson to observe a extra artisan-like strategy, enabling us to higher reveal the pure patterns of every particular person block of briar whereas sustaining a steady circulate of manufacturing.
After refining such variables as media, stress, blasting period, and nozzle dimension, we have been so astonished by the outcomes that we additionally started exploring a approach of designating distinctive sandblasts past our present grading paradigm. We needed a designation we may truly stamp on the pipes themselves to mark their standing. With this in thoughts, we developed the brand new Peterson Particular Blast, or PSB grade.
Every sandblasted Peterson pipe is sorted in two levels. The preliminary grading designates a bowl for sandblasting. As soon as it’s been sandblasted, it’s sorted once more and positioned with its applicable grade. Bowls designated PSB obtain their grade on this second part. Since its inception in March, fewer than 1% of our common manufacturing pipes have earned the designation. They’re really particular items.
Whereas Supreme continues to be the best designation for our sandblasted pipes, our PSB stamp denotes sandblasted bowls of outstanding high quality and character. They are typically craggy and deep, evocative of old-school English or fashionable artisan sandblasts, and are most frequently paired to sterling silver bands or mounts, hand-applied by our gifted smiths.
Given their rarity and specialness, PSB-graded sandblasts are at the moment unique to a couple present strains. Whereas we could increase different strains to accommodate the designation, collectors and retailers will already discover these distinctive sandblasts in our Home Pipe, Sherlock Holmes, and Pipe of the Yr collection, every pipe made much more spectacular by our new sandblasted grade.
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