My favorite pipes tend to have what I call a Danish flair. Whether that means a freehand shape or simply Danish-inspired gradual curves along the stem and shank, I find Danish design elements to be some of my favorites--even on pipes made in Italy or elsewhere!
The problem is that my wallet isn't thick enough to buy pipes from many of the Danish pipemakers either from yesterday or today. Since the freehand craze of the 70's, many Danish pipe makers' works have commanded more and more when it comes to price. Thank goodness for Peder Jeppesen and Neerup pipes!
Denmark's own Peder Jeppesen began his pipe making career in 1977 when he went to work for the legendary Karl Erik. Later, he went on to work for none other than Erik Nording. While working a combined 18 years for those two giants of the industry, Peder honed his skills as a pipe maker. After some time away, in 2002 Peder opened his own pipe making workshop and began making pipes of his own creation under the name Neerup (an old family name). Now with more than 30 years of pipe making experience, Peder is making incredible pipes at an astounding value when compared to other similar pipes in the marketplace. Of course, many Neerup owners would say there is no comparison to a Neerup pipe! Peder's pipes are known for being well engineered and beautifully crafted examples of Danish design, but with a distinctive style all his own. Neerup pipes are excellent smokers and beautiful works of art that are still affordable to most working-class pipe smokers--something very rare indeed from a Danish pipe maker.
The Pipe Nook is very excited to announce our new partnership with Neerup Pipes! Check out the website for pipes we currently have in stock, including multiple pictures of each and every Neerup pipe we have available.
And be sure to take advantage of the coupon code "NASHVILLE!" for 15% off all orders site-wide through September 25th, in celebration of this weekend's Nashville Pipe Meetup!
Keep 'em lit,
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