Pipe and accessories from Bjarne
In 1973, Bjarne Nielsen, who until then worked at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, founded his own pipe workshop. Bjarne had been a pipe smoker since he was sixteen and would rather devote himself to the noble craft than to continue his office job. He focused on pipe shapes that were popular in the United States, such as freehands and large sizes. This pipe is an example of such a freehand with a beautiful straight grain nerve. The pipe is lightweight and extremely well-held. The luxury of this product is underlined by the fact that the maker supplied a hand-made pipe stand that holds even a briar wood pipe stopper. This stand demonstrates both the fleuron of the briar and the peculiarity of the longitudinal nerve. To complete the set a chic plinth of caoutchouc has been applied to the underside, a repetition of the caoutchouc pipe stem that protrudes so explicitly. Objects like these were hardly available on the Dutch market. The Dutch smoker has too little feeling for pipe designs and moreover does not want to spend too much money on his pipe. Not surprisingly, this example, from a Dutch smoker, was purchased in Interlaken. A serious purchase, because at the time just under five hundred guilders was paid for it.
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