The Nording Spruce smoking pipe series is an excellent line. Erik Nording took his engineering and blacksmith backgrounds and turned himself into a master pipe making master. He took his company and used it to transform the traditionally shaped pipes into the handmade freehand shapes we get from them.
One of the great things about the Nording Spruce series is how they are shaped. The rusticated bowl looks more sculpted than rusticated. The ridges travel up the bowl, looking like waves poised to crash onto the smooth top. What helps the look of the pipe is the darker color in the valleys caused by the rustication. So now you don't just have waves; you have whitecaps on a roiling sea.
Another benefit to the Nording Spruce series is the finish on the smooth sections. It is not glossy, which helps in two different ways. First, the briar has a different feel to it, where you get really get a sense of the grain. Second, the wood will develop what is called a patina. This is when the wood darkens with use, further highlighting the grain.
Collectible and affordable, the Spruce series by Nording is an excellent option for anyone looking for a handmade tobacco pipe. Get yourself a one of a kind piece when you pick up yours today.