Erik Nording Virgin Freehand Briar Pipe 88 (Grade 1)
- Overall Length: 160mm
- Overall Height: 70mm
- Bowl Height: 70mm
- Bowl Diameter: 48mm
- Bore: 21mm
- Filter: None
- Gift Boxed
- Cloth pipe bag included
Nording Danish Pipes:
Well they don’t come with much more history and character than Erik Nording of Denmark. He wasn’t born and bred into the pipe world but found his way after dabbling in design and engineering of varying fields. Pipe making began as a hobby before he released his work to the world and has never looked back. Nording pipes now produce around 50,000 pipes per year, which takes them into the mass market but don’t be fooled every pipe is hand carved under the careful eye of Erik Nording as he maintains the quality and heart of a boutique pipe maker with intriguing and exciting creations. All Nording pipes are still one off pipes carved to the natural flow of the grain of each individual Briar block.
Nording Freehand Virgin Briar Smoking Pipes:
Freehands are often something of a speciality to Pipe makers as they take time, great skill and experience to produce well and this isn’t as profitable as mass production of standard shapes. However it is something Erik Nording and his carvers have perfected over the years with the majority of their offerings being one-off freehands.
As with most freehand pipes the Nording Freehands are larger than average pipes with good deep bores perfect for a long evening in front of the fire. The briar walls tend to be thick so the pipe will stay cool and yet they are remarkably light due to the quality of the Briar Erik Nording uses.
The Virgin Freehands are one of Nordings highest graded freehand offerings. One the nording master craftsmen have finished carving their masterpieces every bowl is graded. The bowls with the straightest, tightest and finest flawless flame grains are set aside for the Virgin models. A grain pattern of this standard should be epitomised and there is no better way of doing this than using a light stain to allow the natural beauty to shine through. The stain used on the virgin series is a polished light Amber stain that allows the grain to pop out without losing any of its natural character.
Quite honestly some of the finest Freehands on today’s market!
The Erik Nording Freehand Virgin Briar Pipes come in varying grades with Grade 1 being the absolute best of the best, These have that something special with only the very best grain selected for a pipe that truly stands out from the crowd.
Churchwarden vs Standard Size:
There is no hiding from it Churchwarden pipes smoke cooler and sweeter …….. so why would you go for a standard sized pipe. Well a churchwarden isn’t exactly pocket friendly.
So, do you go small and convenient, large and restrictive or empty your wallet with the expense of two quality briar pipes? No you buy a Nording as every Nording shank is drilled to the same size on every pipe meaning you can fit one of their standard stems or a churchwarden. We supply the pipes with a standard stem and the churchwarden stems can be bought separately.
One Off Pipe:
This is a one off pipe so the pipe pictured is the exact pipe you will receive.