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A Danish Freehand

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A Danish Freehand

Postby steppenwolph » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:35 am

Here is another find. A nifty little Danish freehand with plateau briar, a little rustication at the heel, and some nifty grain, to boot. Markings on the shank say "Knute" and "Made in Dennmark" Other than that, I know nothing about this specimen. My son laughed out loud when he first saw it and said it "looks like a Dr. Suess pipe!"
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I really like the grain of this briar.
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Does the hole look a little off center? I think this pipe may have been a 2nd because of that.
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Re: A Danish Freehand

Postby ratatosk » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:36 am

Classic Danish, very nice! I would not assume that the chamber was supposed to be "in the center." freehands are more about expression than symmetry. I have a few and all of them have varying wall thickness fore, aft, and abeam at the top part of the bowl, that's just part of freehand art.

Get the stem cleaned up and you have a winner!
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Re: A Danish Freehand

Postby steppenwolph » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:19 am

ratatosk wrote:Classic Danish, very nice! I would not assume that the chamber was supposed to be "in the center." freehands are more about expression than symmetry. I have a few and all of them have varying wall thickness fore, aft, and abeam at the top part of the bowl, that's just part of freehand art.

Get the stem cleaned up and you have a winner!


Thank you for your insight, there, ratatosk! I never would have guessed that asymmetry would have been part of the aesthetic, but I learn something new everyday here. The pipe smokes very well, no gurgle or excess moisture. And it's very light in the hand for it's size. A winner indeed!
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Re: A Danish Freehand

Postby KevLa » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:19 am

A beauty, Steppenwolph. I have soft spots for both Danish pipes and for freehand pipes. May she give you many contented smokes :)

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