Got myself another nose warmer – a giant Bjarne Nielsen.
The company was founded in 1973 and became Denmark’s largest pipe manufacturer of 100% hand made pipes.
Bjarne Nielsen pipes are hand made using the highest quality Grecian and Calabrian plateaux briar. Many are freehands and some are giants – really humongous size handcrafted pieces of briar.
Unfortunately, Nielsen passed away in 2008.
However, Mogens Johansen, who made most of the giants for him, does them now under his own label “Johs” so the pipes remain on the market , and only the brand has changed.
Here’s the pipe next to my Group 5 Dunhill Shell Briar with bamboo: