I would have to agree with CP. When I met him a year or so ago here in Phoenix at a pipe sale he was having at one of the local B&M's this was also my impression from listening to him talk. I picked up two of his pipes during the show. He even autographed the socks. I was quite surpised to see his high grades as I was always under the impression before this that Bjarne was more of a lower grade (less than $200 range) produced pipe. He really has some nicer high grades. Eric Nording is very simular on how he runs his business also.
I have a couple higher grade Nordings neither of which will pass a cleaner.This makes them a pain to clean cause I have to break them down every time.I have heard that Nordings are notorious for this inability to pass a cleaner.Any comments?