Brakner Deluxe Smooth Lumberman Estate Briar Pipe, Danish Estates

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Peter Brakner (né Micklson) was one of the godfathers of the Danish pipe-making movement that emerged in the mid-20th century. He began his career at Suhr’s Pibemageri, a pipe workshop whose foreman at the time was Sixten Ivarsson. There he also met Poul Rasmussen, who took over as foreman after Ivarsson departed. Along with Ivarsson and Rasmussen, Brakner was one of the first pipe-makers to sell their pipes through W.Ø. Larsen. It is thanks to pipe-makers like Brakner that the ‘Danish style’ achieved the fame and commercial success that would ultimately make it what it is today, though sadly Brakner’s sudden, early death meant that he would not live to see this legacy in full bloom.

I can’t overstate how thrilled I was to have this Brakner land on my desk. It is one of the very few smooth finish Brakner pipes I’ve ever seen, let alone held. If you’re at all familiar with Brakner’s pipes, you’ll know that the majority of them were finished with his signature micro-rustication. Yet this didn’t mean he didn’t know how to make a smooth, as this one clearly shows. A true collector’s piece – though that doesn’t mean that it won’t smoke well too.

The condition is great. There are a few very minor handling marks, and a little inner rim darkening, but the pipe is remarkably preserved.



Length: 7.6″ / 193.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.83 / 21.08mm

Bowl Depth: 1.75″ / 44.45mm

Weight: 1.3oz / 38g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used