Estate Tonni Nielsen 2000 unsmoked Faceted Calabash


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The pipe that you see here is a 2000-2001 era Tonni Nielsen Grade 9 unsmoked Calabash which partitioned into 14 facets on the edge of the bowl rim. A light finish envelops the bowl accentuating the straight grain while the bowl rim remains the briar’s natural hue. Fine birdseye shows through on the rim as well. The end of the stem is inlaid with a boxwood ring as well. About one quarter of the distance down the top of the shank from the bowl Tonni carved one of his trademark concave dimples into the bowl as he did on occasion in some of his early work. It doesn’t appear to cover any detectable flaw in the briar. The bottom of the shank is stamped with the following: DANISH / HANDCRAFTED / IN KENTUCKY / TONNI NIELSEN / 9 (with an underscore beneath the nine). During the 2000-2001 era; Tonni was grading his pipes from 1-10 (the higher the number

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