Introduction to Copenhagen Collection, W-Ø-L, Master Block Pipes:
Long story short; In the good old days the famous Danish pipe shop W. Ø. Larsen had a beautiful catalogue of W. Ø. Larsen pipe models originally designed by Danish pipemakers like Hans Former Nielsen, Sven Knuds and others. These pipes were in the old days made at W. Ø. Larsen’s own pipe workshop where pipemaker legends like Hans Former Nielsen, Teddy Knudsen, Sven Knudsen, Benni Jorgensen, Tonni Nielsen and many others worked. In order to replicate the models they had the raw unfinished master models. When W. Ø. Larsen outsourced their production the masters were brought to the at that time primary producer Mr. Søren Refbjerg who sadly died in 2021. Just before Søren Refbjerg closed his production Tom Eltang bought the W. Ø. Larsen master pipes.
To honour these historical pipe designs Tom Eltang and his pipemaker colleague Johannes Gaarn Rasmussen (Suhr Pipes) decided to bring the raw master pipes to live. So they have finished them, sandblasted them, polished and adjusted the stems. The pipes bare The Danish Pipe Shop logo (like all Copenhagen Collection pipes) plus a special stamp: W-Ø-L Master Block, Denmark.
This is a beautiful and very charming quarter bent Rhodesian-Bulldog hybrid. 100% handmade in Denmark.