Though W.O. Larsen eventually succumbed to the too-often repeated narrative of a great marque switching over to higher-numbers, lower-quality production, in it's heyday quite a number of now-renowned Danish artisans were employed making Larsen-brand pipes by hand. As a result, there are a lot of gems floating around out there in collections and one the estate market. And, despite it's relatively modest price, I'd say this bent Dublin was one of them, featuring a sturdy, yet smooth-flowing design, excellent flame grain, and a lovely, if light freckling of birdseye upon the rim and neatly centered under the heel.
- Eric N. Squires