Danish Estates: Bjarne Nielsen Handmade Smooth Poker with Boxwood (A) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-001-18830

Bjarne Nielsen became a full-time pipe maker in 1973, starting his own workshop that employed several other artisans to make Bjarne pipes. The highest grades among those pipes, then, were stamped "Bjarne Nielsen" with a letter designation. This A-grade piece represents the workshop's second highest accolade (behind only "AX") and comes in the form of a squat Poker. The transition is low-set and the heel flattened for sturdy-sitting capabilities, and the bowl features thick insulating walls that flare upward into the broad rim. Excellent grain orientation is to be expected on a Bjarne Nielsen pipe of this grade, and this piece doesn't disappoint, revealing tongues of flame grain across the flanks and speckles of birdseye along the rim. It's all dressed in a rich, crimson-tinged stain and accented with boxwood at the shank-end. Unsmoked.

-Truett Smith
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Bjarne Nielsen (in script)
  • Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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