Nording Smooth Bent Dublin Estate Briar Pipe, Danish Estates


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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.

Judging by the nomenclature and stem stamp, this is a pretty old Nørding. Certainly pre-21st century. 70s/80s perhaps? It is a freehand of sorts, but nothing like the Freehand line Nørding sells today. This one, today, would in all likelihood be sold as part of the Hand Made line. It is a high-grade pipe, one that happens to have been shaped in the Danish ‘freehand’ or ‘fancy’ style, rather than turned on a lathe. As a result, the grain is stunning, which is to be expected from a Danish master like Erik. Straight grain around the bowl, bird’s-eyes on top – a tried and true formula for a beautiful pipe.

If my dating is correct, the pipe has held up remarkably well over the many decades of its life. There are some minor handling marks, a tiny bit of inner rim darkening, and a very small bit of chatter on the ebonite stem, but as the pictures show, the pipe looks absolutely marvelous.



Length: 5.2″

Bowl Width: 21.5mm

Bowl Depth: 1.9″

Weight: 2.1oz / 60g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used


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