The newest pipe in the Hunter Series is the 2015 Elephant. While “hunting” and “elephant” aren’t two words generally associated in a positive manner these days, Erik hoped to raise awareness on both the problem of poaching and the benefits of hunting game under a legal permit. The Dublin/Horn shape is a Nording staple that the company has perfected. The matte finish will allow the pipe to naturally darken the more it is smoked. This pipe is very comfortable to hold and is a fantastic smoker. Specifications (Approximate): Bowl Material: Briar Bowl Shape: Dublin Stem Shape: Bent Bowl Finish: Rustic Color: Natural Origin: Denmark Stem Material: Acrylic Pipe Length: 6.52 Bowl Inner Dia. 0.82 Bowl Outer Dia. 1.61″ Bowl Height: 1.83″ Bowl Depth: 1.33 Pipe Weight: 2.09 oz Erik Nording Pipes A collection of one of a kind handmade briar pipes from the world famous Erik Nørding of Denmark. These great Danish briars are comfortable and smoke beautifully! Many different finishes highlight this well made line of pipes and no two are alike. Nording was born in Denmark and originally educated in engineering. Pipe carving only began as a hobby but as time went by, he became more interested in it as a profession. During the last 40 years he has built his own business, which produces approximately 50,000 pipes a year. Erik Nording has been called the Ernest Hemingway of pipes because he’s an avid sportsman and has a huge collection of hunting trophies; everything from a grizzly bear to a tiger shark. As an homage to these animals, Nording releases a Hunter Series every year. Free-hands are given their basic shape on a fraising machine. The stems are all hand cut, though they are made in an assembly line style, thousands at a time, to save production costs. After they are roughed out, freehands are given individual shapes on sanding disks, then finished in a variety of colors and fitted with vulcanite stems. All pipes are handmade in Denmark. The item “Erik Nording 2015 Hunter Series Rustic Elephant Tobacco Smoking Pipe 5412K” is in sale since Tuesday, December 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Unsmoked”. The seller is “eacarey” and is located in North Canton, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.