Karl Erik Freehand #1 / SOLD
Briar, smooth finish, bent lucite stem. Handmade in Denmark.
Karl Erik Ottendahl was born in Aalborg (Jutland), just a few miles from the very northernmost tip of Denmark.
He began smoking a pipe when he was 14 and upon leaving school he started an apprenticeship in the craft as a lithographer at the age of 16. While working as an apprentice he began hand carving pipes as a hobby. Many were given as gifts to his more senior colleagues. Upon completion of his apprenticeship he moved to Nairobi, Kenya to work as a lithographer during the 1962 war. While in that war torn country, he was unable to procure pipes for himself. In the face of such a predicament, he chose to continue to make pipes for his own use rather than go without.
Karl Erik Ottendahl
|L = 6"||Dia. = 7/8"|
|H = 2 1/2"||Depth = 1 3/4"|
W = 2
|Weight = 2.56 oz|
Measurements may vary by +/- 0.2".