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Nording | Nording Pipes Denmark | Eriksen Keystone Smoking pipes | Danish Smoling pipes | Erik Nording

Erik Nording is a living legend in the world of pipe-makers.

A blacksmith and engineer, and son of an engineering blacksmith father, Erik was first drawn into the world of pipe making not for his love of pipes, but for his engineering skills.

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Nording Sailor
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He constructed some pipe-making machinery for a prospective pipe-maker Skovbo. The name SON was an acronym for the names Skovbo and Nording stamped on the pipes they made together.
The cooperation started in 1963 but only lasted about two years.  Then, when he couldn’t be paid, Nording kept ownership of the machinery, and started to make pipes on his own.


This was in the late 1960s when the Danish pipe industry was taking off due to international demand for their unusual, distinctive, pipe styles and shapes.

Many years ago we visited Erik Nording and were taken to the workshop below his home outside Copenhagen.
Thanks to his engineering skills, he was one of the first of the pipe-makers to construct a machine with a template to prepare several bowls at one time.

Through thick and thin times Erik Nording has not only survived, his business has thrived.
Today more than 40 000 distinctive pipes a year leave his factory in Denmark, 90% to the USA.

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Recently, together with his son Knud, he decided to reinvent the Eriksen filter pipe, which had been a success in the 1980s.

So, back to the engineering skills.

 


Their objectives were to construct a pipe:
Good for beginners;
Easy to fill, light up and smoke;
That is durable;
Requiring little maintenance;
That would leave no lump of wet tobacco in the bottom of the bowl at the end of a smoke;
That is eye-catching (available in the USA in addition to black, with a rich blue or dazzling white base);
That is affordable.
Good for pipe people who buy pipes for the smoking qualities of good briar, not necessarily (or only) for the aesthetics of fine grain, style, etc.
All these objectives are achieved in the new Eriksen Keystone filter pipe.

Almost a smoking machine – well-priced and offering a cool, dry smoke.

The base (mouthpiece, shank, and bowl chamber) is constructed of black high impact polycarbonate: difficult to break, easy to clean.

The bowl chamber is well-proportioned at
17mm diameter and 32mm deep.


Quality briar bowl is with a hard rubber gasketThe quality briar bowl is fitted with a hard rubber gasket (O-ring) to ensure an airtight fit: no thread system which may wear out.
No leaking juices. Spare O-rings are available.

Spare O-ring (gasket) 54-NordKOr R110.95 Click to begin the purchase process

 

 


Nording Pipe cross sectionThe bowl chamberThe bowl chamber is filled with highly absorbent Keystones (natural tasteless volcanic clay pellets), ensuring a cool, dry, smoke, right down to the last shred of tobacco.


The Nording pipe is easy to clean:
After smoking let the pipe cool down, then empty any dry ash remnants,
and the keystones (when necessary).
The briar bowl should be clean and dry – no further work normally needed.
Wash the base, using a pipe cleaner for the inside of shank and mouthpiece.
   I heard an aside: “I put it in the dishwasher when my wife’s not looking”.
   Hmmm – not so sure about that!

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The pipe bowl is a really elegant shapeThe Nording pipe has a really elegant shape,
with the bowl complementing the shape of the base.

Base with bowl R715.00
Choose below

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The Nording pipe comes with one of four bowl finishes
Black high-polished
Base with bowl:
Black high-polished
54-NordKBlk R715.00 Click to begin the purchase process

Dark Brown Rustic Base with bowl:
Dark Brown Rustic finish,
with attractive highlights
54-NordKR R715.00 Click to begin the purchase process

Two Tone smooth Base with bowl:
Two Tone smooth, the grain
is highlighted with a deeper colour
54-NordKTT R715.00 Click to begin the purchase process Lightly stained and polished - natural

Base with bowl:
Lightly stained and polished,
showing off the natural briar
54-NordKNat R715.00Click to begin the purchase process

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Spare bowls can be purchased in the four finishes above
54-NordKBwl R499.50 Click to begin the purchase process

Spare O-ring (gasket)
54-NordKOr R110.95 Click to begin the purchase process


As with all pipes (especially new pipes) smoke slowly
– relatively easy when the tobacco in the bowl stays dry.
If the pipe is too hot, you may notice a taste of plastic.


The price of this quality pipe is exceptional in today’s market –R715.00

All the components of the pipe are available separately, and each pipe comes with a complimentary canister of keystone pellets.
These Nording pipes were ready late 2011 – so they have proved their worth over time.
We were introduced to them by Erik and Knud at the InterTabac fair in Germany in September 2014.
The sucess of the Nording pipe has been extraordinary: we had to wait until this year to collect our first order of 24 pipes.

Durable, affordable, giving a cool dry smoke?
The Nording pipe is perfect for all occasions, and especially as a substitute for your normal pipe when fishing, hiking, etc.

The Keystone Pellets for Nording (and other pipes)
These have been available for some time – volcanic clay pellets:
natural, tasteless, highly absorbent.
Since they are natural they are not all the same size.

Put a few into the bowl chamber of your Nording Eriksen pipe, around and between the spiral. They recommend 10-15 pellets, but it obviously depends on the size of the pellets and the amount of moisture your tobacco generates.

Available in handy, refillable carry tins.

Keyatone Pellets
Available in handy, refillable carry tinsApproximately 10g 58-FilKeytin R47.50 Click to begin the purchase process

Refill from the 100g value pack.

58-FilKey100g R270.00 Click to begin the purchase process

Very economical when compared with most other filters.
Besides in the Nording, they can be used in the bowl of a normal briar pipe.

 

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Nording Shorty

Nording Shorty ceramic pipeThe base (mouthpiece, shank, and bowl chamber) of this Nording pipe is constructed of black high impact polycarbonate: difficult to break, easy to clean.
Nording Shorty ceramic pipeThe bowls are durable ceramic.
Black, white and Fuschia
Turquoise -Awaiting Arrival

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54-NordSh R599.50 Click to begin the purchase process

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Shorty is a true filter stones pipe and comes with a box of high-absorbing clay pellets that ensure a dry cool smoke. The pellets are made from a unique volcanic clay found exclusively in the Limfjord region of Denmark. By using pellets no tobacco is wasted in the bottom of the pipe bowl. Simply place 10 to 15 filter stones into the spiral chamber, mount the pipe bowl and fill it with tobacco. After smoking allow the pipe to cool down, empty the ashes from the pipe bowl and the used filter stones from the spiral chamber.
But don’t forget. It’s all about having a good time. Made for a good smoke in the best company.
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Nording Sailor

Nording Sailor pipe; Briar bowl, anodised aluminium housing

 

These Nording pipes may look unusual, but they certainly look attractive.
Knowing Erik Nording, the briar will have been well-cured, they will be technically perfect, and they will smoke well
54-NordSail R999.50 Click to begin the purchase process

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Nording Compass
Nording Compass pipes

 

Rusticated Briar bowl
54-NordComR R995.00 Click to begin the purchase process

Smooth TwoTone Briar bowl
54-NordComSm R1295.00 Click to begin the purchase process

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Nording Freehands

The individually selected freehand pipes are very beautiful, very smokeable, and not over-the-top in price.
We have only one of each pipe – the pipe you see is the pipe you will get.

Nording Nording Freehand quality briar pipes

Erik Nørding started making his Freehand pipes in the 1960s. He only uses plateau wood for the Freehand Pipes. Plateau wood used for the Freehand PipesIt is the outer part of the briar block where you find the most beautiful texture and grains.
When carving a freehand pipe he tries as much as possible to follow the grain, making creative choices when he as to deal with natural defects within the wood.
Although Erik is very innovative, he certainly doesn’t cut corners with the curing and drying processes.
In this way he makes certain that the briar is top quality, the finish is durable, and the smoking experience excellent.
The finished pipes are large, and the wood is thick – but the diameter of the tobacco cavity is the standard 20mm.
Each pipe comes in a Nording branded green drawstring bag to protect your pipe when you carry it.
We only buy these when we can select the pipes ourselves.
This is our third shipment – previous shipments fulfilled all expectations – always a pleasure.

 

Nording Spruce Cone

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Who would have thought that an ordinary pine cone would have inspired Erik Nording to create a new finish for this freehand pipe.
Inspiration for Nording's Spruce Cone Freehand pipeBut it works.
Nording Spruce Cone Freehand PipeA lot of rustication brings out the distinctive shape of the pipe even more, and as a result it is light for its size.
Nice touch - the “folded” rim matches the smooth end of the shank
As always the pipe feels very comfortable in the hand.

54-NordCone R2750.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 66g
Bowl diameter 19mm
Bowl depth 45mm             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

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Nording Briar Line Series

The Briar Line Series are beautifully crafted Freehand Pipes, featuring smooth natural with rustic emphasis.
These two are true eye-catchers featuring the natural beauty of the grain partly rusticated but leaving the most beautiful part of the plateau wood in the natural color of briar.
Nording Briar Line Style A

 

 

54-NordBLR A R2750.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 77g
Bowl diameter 20mm
Bowl depth 45mm             Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

Nording Briar Line Style B

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54-NordBLR B R2750.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 73g
Bowl diameter 20mm
Bowl depth 40mm

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The Signature Series - Smooth Natural

New last year, we couldn’t resist buying another two of these autographed pipes with 9mm option.
Each pipe comes with a lovely drawstring bag, to protect your pipe when you carry it.
As they are smoked the softer briar will darken, exposing the amazing grains. Two shapes.


Nording Smooth Natural pipe from the Signature Series

 

54-NordSign C R2500.00 Sorry, I'm sold!
Weight 72g
Bowl diameter 23mm
Bowl depth 45mm

Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 

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Nording Smooth Natural pipe from the Signature Series

 

54-NordSign D R2500.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 62g
Bowl diameter 23mm
Bowl depth 40mm

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Nording “Grain” Series

For his “Grain” series, Erik Nording has chosen the most beautiful, almost flawless bowls from his briar plateaus.
A deep base stain highlights the grain, and the bowls are then hand carved with ridges and valleys following the natural grain.
They are then finished with a lighter stain and a high-polished surface.
All the bowls are straight or flame grain, and the rim of the bowl is decorated with etchings emphasising the birdseye tips of the grain.
The Grain pipes offer a 9mm option.
The slightly larger size 2 is finished in a rich light mahogany colour – he calls it “orange”.
Size 3 is a beautiful golden brown.

Nording “Grain” Series Pipe

 

54-NordGrain#2A R3100.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 63g
Bowl diameter 23mm
Bowl depth 45mm

Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

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Nording “Grain” Series Pipe

 

 

54-NordGrain#2B R3100.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 68g
Bowl diameter 23mm
Bowl depth 40mm

Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 

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Nording “Grain” Series Pipe


54-NordGrain#3A R2800.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 61g
Bowl diameter 23mm
Bowl depth 40mm

Here you can see the pipe in detail

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Nording “Grain” Series Pipe

 


54-NordGrain#3B R2800.00 Click to begin the purchase process

Weight 65g
Bowl diameter 23mm
Bowl depth 45mm

Here you can see the pipe in detail

 

 

 

The Hunting pipe - the famous annual series from Erik Nørding...
The idea is to make a unique pipe where the shape and colour brings out the characteristics of a wild animal.
Each pipe is delivered in a beautiful tube and includes a drawing and a short explanation describing the animal selected for that year’s edition.
Erik Nording asked Mr. Mogens Andersen - who is one of Denmark’s finest illustrators of wild game - to make a drawing of the ultimate hunting pipe.

2019 annual pipe from Nørding honours the White Rhino2019 honours the White Rhino

The light grey skin of an adult white rhino will sometimes fold in panel-like areas, and the body shape is broad and fairly short, giving it a sturdy appearance.
The pipe takes its inspiration from this description.

54-NordH2019 Rhino R4450.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 52g
Bowl diameter 19mm
Bowl depth 40mm            Here you can see the pipe in detail

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Harmony Series
Nording Harmony Freehand Pipe

 

 

 

Harmony is a perfect description of this quality briar
Nording pipe, with elegant coloured “Hunt” design.
Only one pipe – this is the pipe you will get.
The pipe comes with a Nording branded drawstring bag,
to protect your pipe when you carry it.
As always, it feels very good in either hand.

 

 

 

 

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Nording Harmony Freehand Pipe

 

54-NordHrmGrn A R3400.00 Click to begin the purchase process
Weight 60g
Bowl diameter 20mm
Bowl depth 40mm

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Read More about the Nording Pipe in blog posts 367 and 399

 

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