- Aug 30, 2012
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BO-NORDH-STRAIGHT-GRAIN-FREEHAND-CALABASH-PIPE-/150957606370?pt=UK_Collectables_Tobacciana_Smoking_LE&hash=item2325c645e2"Freehand Calabash" shaped pipe,with a beautiful display of dense,tight,and true straight grain,that Bo Nordh had crafted in 1978.This very pipe is pictured on the Bo Nordh photo disk that he had selected as examples of his finest work!This is an investment grade pipe,as there simply are no more,and Bo had crafted only a handful of the "Freehand Calabash"shape in his entire lifetime.This is your chance to have the pride of ownership of that comes with owning the best of the best that is also no longer attainable.This is the pipe world equivalent of owning an original Monet or Van Gogh oil painting.
The most striking aspect of a Bo Nordh pipe is that it has been so extremely well executed that it needs nothing. There is not a singular detail about his pipes that needs either improvement or correction. They are truly highly finished "jewels." Bo Nordh pipes are at the ultimate pinnacle of pipe collecting. They are the Acme, the Zenith, and the Apex of what our hobby represents and is all about. To own a Bo Nordh pipe is to own the absolute very best briar that mankind has ever carved. There is a joy that comes with owing a Nordh that goes way beyond the wonderful performance qualities that his pipes possess. It is a joy that comes with owning the very finest briar artwork that has ever been created. Bo Nord's very first pipe is in a museum. Several collectors of his spectacular pipes have never even put a flame to them. They are either securely locked away in their fireproof safes, or on display as fine art.
As you already know, Bo had passed away in the summer of 2006, at the age of 65. These already scarce and extremely rare, eminently collectable, and highly desirable pipes have become absolutely impossible to obtain. To own a Bo Nordh pipe is to own a continually appreciating investment that can either be passed down over the generations as an heirloom, or to be sold to another appreciative collector in the future. There will always be a market for the very best in the world, especially when there is no more of it being created!
The shape of this astounding pipe is exquisite. Elegance and grace personified! Have you ever noticed how a professional athlete or musician makes their efforts seem so very easy when they are performing? This pipe is an example of that ease. While it looks easy to do (carve), in reality the execution (of the carving) is extremely difficult!
I have lightly but thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized, and rejuvenated this amazing pipe both inside and out. It is in a flawless and pristine condition. This pipe is ready to deliver a lifetime of pride, pleasure, and enjoyment right out of the box!
Here are the dimensions: The overall length measures 5.75". The bowl height measures 2.30" The tobacco chamber is 0.80" in diameter and tapers down the bowl's 1.875" inner depth. Capacity is similar to a solid Group 5 to 6 size Dunhill. This pipe weighs 65 grams.