Nording Handmade 4 Partially Sandblasted Freehand Estate Briar, Pipe Unsmoked

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Nørding was founded by Erik Nørding in the 1960s, and is one of the oldest remaining companies to come out of the Scandinavian pipe-making renaissance that began in the mid-20th century. Now in his 80s, Erik Nørding is one of the most experienced and skilled pipe-makers in the world, and over the decades he has also been a teacher of other Danish masters, such as Poul Ilsted, Svend Axel Celius, Jens Tao Nielsen, Peder Jeppesen, and Søren Erik Andersen.

I would estimate that this freehand by one of the pioneers of the form, Erik Nording, is several decades old. Erik doesn’t tend to carve this style of pipe these days, with the task of carving his Freehand series falling to the apprentices in his workshop. It is always nice, therefore, to receive Erik’s own freehand works, as they are both excellent pipes and historical artifacts from the emergence of a pipe-making movement. This one came to us through our trade-in program, having previously been owned by a collector of Danish pipes. I don’t know how he did it, but he never got around to smoking the pipe – not once. I sympathize, but I do hope the next owner at least takes it for a test drive.

So, the pipe is unsmoked, with an original bowl coating from Erik’s workshop, back in the day. Enjoy.



Length: 5.8″ / 147.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.89 / 22.60mm

Bowl Depth: 1.68″ / 42.67mm

Weight: 1.5oz / 44g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New