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Karl Erik Freehand #4

$ 130.00

Smooth finish, quarter bent, lucite long stem.


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.

Returning to Denmark after three years he couldn't find a well paid occupation in his job, and so he began making a few pipes on the side to boost his income choosing his prenames "Karl Erik" - logo "KE" - for his label.

Karl Erik Ottendahl

Exterior: Tobacco Hole:
L = 6" Dia. = 3/4"
H = 2 1/2" Depth = 1 5/8"
W =  2" Weight = 2.56 oz


Measurements may vary by +/- 0.2".

type: Pipes by: Karl Erik
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