Follow the grain - with creative choices when dealing with natural imperfections in the Briar...
Erik Nørding has probably produced more freehand pipes than anyone other pipe-maker.
In the late sixties he started to experiment with the possibility to give a pipe a unique and original look and feel instead of the shapes of the traditional English, Italian or French pipes.
When carving a freehand pipe he tries as much as possible to follow the grain making creative choices when he as to deal with natural defects within the wood.
Nørding exclusively uses plateau wood for the Freehand Pipes, the outer part of the briar block where you find the most beautiful texture and appearance of the wood.
For this models of pipes we use only selected wood from the very best plateau briar blocks. Each of them is hand-carved to perfection, presenting the grain in the briarwood in its most beautiful way. Only a very small part of all briar blocks has the grain, which is beautiful enough to be grouped as a Freehand Grain # 1. A truly unique and truly luxurious Freehand Pipe.
Colors: Natural and Light orange
When paintings and pipes come together. Pictures are transported to the briar surface to bring pleasure and harmony to the pipe smoker. All pipes are one-of-a-kind as all is done by hand. Indeed, these unique pipes are true conversation pieces and a collector’s must-have.
Comes in smooth and semi rustic
Our Signature Series are beautifully crafted Freehand Pipes, featuring smooth natural, black or rustic finishes. Signature Smooth has the natural color of untreated briarwood and will tan beautifully after having been smoked. With its strong contrasts between light and black colored grain the Signature Black Gain is a true eye-catcher featuring the natural beauty of the grain. The Signature Rustic is a partly rusticated freehand pipe leaving the most beautiful part of the plateau wood in the natural color of briar.
And as a bonus each pipe has been signed by Erik Nording.