It is said that Svend Bang of Copenhagen is among the very few pipe manufacturers who have made the conscious decision to search out and purchase the best briar available and to invest whatever time necessary to create the highest quality pipes anywhere.
In 1968 he opened a pipe shop and hired carvers to create some of the most stunning pipes in the world. He himself tried carving pipes but eventually gave up. Until his retirement in 1983 he has always hired some of the best craftsmen to craft high-grade pipes.
Svend Bang passed away in 1993.
His pipes are rare treasures, difficult to find and very expensive. When you hold one in your hand, you can feel the difference.