Tonni Nielsen grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark, and began making pipes at the age of 16 for W.O.Larsen. While at the factory, he was mentored by Hans "Former" Nielsen and Teddy Knudsen. In 1978 he began making pipes under his own name, and sold many of them to W.O.Larsen and other customers around the world. In 1983, he moved to Kentucky with his wife and two children, where he makes his pipes in his basement workshop.

Taking the lessons he learned about hand shaping, drilling and using stems from his days with W.O.Larsen, Tonni produces a staggering array of beautiful pipes. His shapes are all very fluid, and he has developed quite a few signature designs, such as the sparrow. Working with mainly Corsican and Greecian briar to make smooth or sandblasted pipes, he often accents his shanks with subtle pieces of boxwood, zebrawood, cocobolo, horn and a few other materials. Tonni grades his pipes up to 10 (like the W.O.Larsen grades) and his pinnacle is the Viking ship.

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6 Tonni Nielsen pipes in this category.

Shape: Price:

Smooth Bent Brandy Tonni Nielsen Smooth Bent Brandy 
SKU: 002-192-0244
Your Price: $650.00

Smooth Bent Dublin Tonni Nielsen Smooth Bent Dublin 
SKU: 002-192-0242
Your Price: $600.00

Smooth Dublin with Plateau and Horn Tonni Nielsen Smooth Dublin with Plateau and Horn 
SKU: 002-192-0241
Your Price: $1,100.00

Smooth Eskimo with Horn Tonni Nielsen Smooth Eskimo with Horn 
SKU: 002-192-0226
Your Price: $1,050.00

Smooth Freehand with Spalted Tamarind Tonni Nielsen Smooth Freehand with Spalted Tamarind 
SKU: 002-192-0243
Your Price: $1,000.00

Smooth Snail with Bone (Viking) Tonni Nielsen Smooth Snail with Bone (Viking) 
SKU: 002-192-0232
Your Price: $1,800.00

002-192-0175 Tonni Nielsen Partially Rusticated Nautilus (9) 
SKU: 002-192-0175

002-192-0173 Tonni Nielsen Plateau Horn Sitter with Horn Ring (10) 
SKU: 002-192-0173

002-192-0217 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Bent Brandy with Boxwood (Viking) 
SKU: 002-192-0217

002-192-0219 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Bent Dublin with Buckeye Burl 
SKU: 002-192-0219

002-192-0183 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Cavalier with Buckeye (Viking) 
SKU: 002-192-0183

002-192-0225 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Fish (Viking) 
SKU: 002-192-0225

002-192-0171 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Freehand Tomato with Horn (7) 
SKU: 002-192-0171

002-192-0180 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Horn with Plateau and Bamboo (7) 
SKU: 002-192-0180

002-192-0178 Tonni Nielsen Smooth Stallion with Plateau (8) 
SKU: 002-192-0178



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