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    Danish Championship In Pipe Smoking.... And A Pipe Restoration Job...PIC HEAVY!

    Yesterday, Sunday March 23, I attended the Danish Championship in pipe smoking... or rather: I did not participate in the contest itself but met up with lots of friends selling pipes in the "Pipe Show" plus watched the 100+ pipe smokers light up their pipes at the same time when the contest started...

    Back to Saturday, though, where my nephew who's just started smoking a pipe visited me. We met up at my favourite bar to have a beer or two (or three! LOL).

    Here's a pic of my nephew, Tobias, smoking his Stanwell that he got on recently... he is 22 years old. The Stanwell was brand new but then again very old, having the registration marks that Stanwell omitted many years ago, so it's a "New / Old Stock" pipe. Nice find! :



    As you can see on the pic, I had brough my Peterson "Kapries" shape B54 to smoke that evening...

    My nephew had bought some Rubber Bits earlier in the day but soon decided not to use them anyway:




    He also brought a nice Bjørn Thurmann that he had picked up at a flea market... the pipe desperately needed some TLC, so I promised him that I'd take care of it.

    Sorry about the poor pics but it was not easy to take decent pics in the dark lit bar; especially only having brought my iPhone:








    The next morning, on the Sunday where the smoking contest was held, I got up early even though I went to bed about 3 AM after having met my nephew... I wanted to shine up that pipe for him so that he could get it back when we met up again at the pipe smoking contest...

    So I grabbed some grit 800 sandpaper, applied some water to it and started working on the mouthpiece... it looked like this before I started. Lots of oxidation and with deep scratches from my nephew having used too coarse sandpaper trying to make the mouthpiece look better:





    It took me about half an hour to get rid of the brown oxidation... I then took some Turtlewax scratch remover and got the mouthpiece black and shining again, rubbing the compound onto the mouthpiece with a cotton cloth...


    Lastly, I used Paragon II pipe wax on the mouthpiece and bowl... let it dry a bit and then buffed it all with a clean cotton cloth.... I could not get all the deep scratches out but I am still pleased with the result:






    An hour later, I met up at the Pipe Show that took place on the ground floor... the room was crowded with people, so I waited with taking pictures until the smoking contest started at 2 PM.

    Now, who's that guy standing there smoking a funny looking pipe??



    Well, it's Mr Poul Ilsted himself... my favourite Danish pipemaker.

    He had just bought a funky looking pipe made by "Getz Pipes":





    Here you see pictures from the many stands:

    My nephew bought a nice pre-cut piece of briar from this guy with the intention of making his own pipe when he gets the time:






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    Carsten Andersen's stand... notice the cylindrical box of "Sweet Chestnut"? He had opened this 70 years old box for us guys to smoke! The tobacco was completely dried out but you could still smell the aroma... and the tobacco tasted very good:



    He gave me the tin later... it still was nearly half full. I was well chuffed!






    More nice pipes... here by the pipemaker "Benner":




    Davidoff / My Own Blend stand:




    William's stand (www.estatebriars.dk)... this was an amazing stand! William had just bought a huge collection of UNSMOKED Dunhill Root Briar pipes, all dating to 1972 / 1973. He had bought them from a German collector and was not selling them... prices around 1,000 USD per piece. He would be pleased if you contact him with offers on those Dunhill Root Briars... he also has 4 UNSMOKED "S. Bang" pipes from the 1970ies that are for sale on his site:



    Here you can see the unsmoked Dunhill Root Briars:





    William also had this stunning 150 years anniversary set of Comoys (Triple C!!) pipes:






    Further stands:

    scandpipes.com... a specialist in high grade estated Danish pipes:



    Swedish Vollmer and Nilsson had nearly sold all their pipes:










    Now for the smoking contest area on the second floor:








    Now, the contestants get their pipe ... as always a Stanwell made specifically for the contest:





    Tobacco: Sweet Dublin

    Two matches

    One wooden pipe tamper

    The contestants get 5 minutes to fill their pipes with the tobacco:



    And 1 minute to light their pipes, either using just one or both matches:





    The winner was Mr Rudi Kirbo... the man with the cap:



    With this time:




    That was all, folks! Thanks for looking!

    As you can see, I had a splendid day!

    With kind regards, Bo


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    Thanks for posting this !
    Enjoyed the pictures..esp the contest !
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    OMG.!!!
    What an amazing event to take part in.
    The drool factor is off the scale.!!!!!
    Amazing.!!!!!!

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    Great job on the Bjorn Thurmann Pipe Bo.!!!
    I am lucky enough to have one and I adore it.

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    Nice pics. I saw some very nice looking horns in there. That is one shape I wish to acquire in the near future.

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    VERY COOL!!! Just what I needed to see, if you know what I mean.

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    What a fantastic set of pics you put up there Bo, It was like a good story from start to finish and the huge array of pipes was a joy to see.

    And as for the smoking competion a winning time of 2.27 is brilliant, it must be some kind of record is it not? I never thought it would be possible to smoke a pipe this length of time.

    Glad you had a good time, and thanks for posting all these gems.

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    Great set of photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    Excellent picture, thanks for sharing.
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    Looks like you had a great time Bo. Thanks for sharing!

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