Like most other pipes a pipe from Teddy Knudsen starts with the briar root from Italy. One of the many differences, between Teddy and other pipemakers, is that he actually travels to Italy to find the blocks of briar he wants. This means he spends days or a week by the different briar cutters and sort out the blocks for himself out of thousands of blocks. One by one his trained and experienced eyes and hands inspect a block. What shape will fit this block or what shape comes out of this block? So when you watch a superb looking pipe from the hands of Teddy its not by luck. It's the result of many years experience, love for the briar and craftsmanship. With an annual production around 20-30 pipes its a rare sight to see a Teddy pipe so please enjoy! His work inspired his wife Mette to write a small book about the briar which you will get if/when you buy a pipe from Teddy.
This is a wonderful cross grain Blowfish with thousands of birds eyes from Teddy. Note the sharp, rounded facets on the pipe and how the stem is perfectly fitted to them.