Peterson Sherlock Holmes Pipe Tamper

I got this nifty pewter pipe tamper recently. It is made by Peterson Pipes, of Dublin, and the top is crowned with the bust of the world’s first Independent Consulting Detective, Mr. of Sherlock Holmes (formerly of 221B Baker Street, London). I’ve always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and to me, he is one of the prototypical pipe smokers. In this rendition he is wearing the stereotypical deerstalker and sporting a calabash, though neither of these accessories were used to great extent in the original stories. This is image of Holmes comes from the stage, where an exaggerated pipe shape was required to convey pipe-ness to the theatre audience. I have not yet decided which of my pipes I will be pairing this tamper with. I have a meerschaum calabash on order that might work nicely.