Tonni Nielsen has a unique voice in the shaping world. Honing his skills at the W.O. Larsen factory decades ago taught him strict rules for shaping. As he put it one time, telling a story about a new employee just starting at W.O. Larsen "You make nice pipes, but they are not Larsen pipes." Meaning they were nice, but not in the style the factory was known for When Tonni went out on his own, his shapes could be whatever he wanted. Delicate, fluid shapes with interesting lines and details are what Tonni is known for. This pipe also has a little briar 'button' on the shank which covers a sand pit.