Been pairing up pipes and tobacco the past few weeks. Today, I finally found the partner for a Nording Freehand: C&D Engine #99. This was one of my favorites in my previous pipe life and it marries beautifully with this pipe.
This is my second Nording (the other is a Briar Compass) and both of them wanted more of a break-in time the any of my other pipes are were far more finicky to the type of tobacco it wanted. I'm a flavor seeker--the more layered the better--so now, I'm very pleased with this pipe.