Since 1998, Kapp & Peterson has released special edition St. Patrick’s Day pipes each year, presenting a number of popular shapes in festive, distinctly Irish finishes unique to the limited run. This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the storied series with a brilliant collection of commemorative designs evocative of the very first St. Patrick’s Day release.
The 2023 St. Patrick’s Day pipe is offered in a large selection of classic shapes and three time-honored Peterson finishes, including a signature dark rustication, an elegant smooth, and a trademark craggy black sandblast; the smooth and sandblasted models are numbered out of 1200 and come complete with a special-edition pipe bag crafted from genuine Donegal hand-woven Irish tweed. The Rusticated finished shapes come in Peterson’s standard package with velvetish pouch are limited in availability, although not as limited as the Smooth and Sandblasted. Regardless of finish, each pipe is accented with brass and tri-colored acrylic bands mirroring the identifiable array of the Irish flag — the same accent used for the first St. Patrick’s Day pipe 25 years ago.
As with most of Peterson’s limited edition pipes, these are available to retailers on a allocated basis. The big online sellers were pretty much cleaned out of Smooth and Sandblast within minutes of their posting and, if you don’t like the highly limited shapes we still have in stock, your best bet is to contact brick and mortar shops (like us) that may still have the model you want in stock.