The history knows a few extraorinary men: Bård Hansen (Norway) known for his Tabago brand, Jan Hansen (pseudonyme used by Henrik Jørgensen from Svendborg), Per Hansen (a pipemaker worked for S.Bang) and of course Paul Hansen (Hansen Briars) – a pupil of Sixten Ivarsson and one of the most respected and collected Danish artisans.
Allthough our todays pipe could be hardly a creature of any of these Hansens, it’s a nice, affordable, practical and the most probably Danish everydays smoking pipe with pleasing grain and well desgined shape.
The pipe markings are “HANSEN JUNIOR”. The length is 12.3 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.2 cm. External diameter of the bowl is 3.5 cm, internal diameter is 1.8 cm. The depth is 3.3 cm and this pipe weights 30 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The air hole is drilled a bit off center (that’s visible on the picture) and we had to patch a chip on the bottom of the bowl.