The number of Danish Masters who have, at one time, been associated with W.O. Larsen is staggering, a veritable "Who's Who" of the Danish Pipe world. This is a round about way of saying that any higher end W.O. Larsen product is created by someone with formidable talent. The fact that this feels like a new Larsen shape (but prior to Nils taking the reigns), and that a very limited amount of carvers were allowed to create the Pearl and 10 Grades help us narrow down the field a bit and I am quite confident that this gorgeous bent Egg was made by none other than Benni Jorgensen. Unsmoked, and wearing a candescent cross-grain that boasts universal coverage on the sides of the bowl and shank, this is one impressive briar.
--R. 'Bear' Graves