I'm not especially drawn to Danish freehands, but I do appreciate anything well executed. I think one of the hardest aspects of making a freehand that works aesthetically is the the juncture of the stem with relation to the shank and bowl. Too often the angle of the stem is off, making it look unrelated to the line of the overall pipe. Like it was misdrilled at an awkward angle, or placed before
the pipe took an overall shape. Looking at examples of both makers, they both have a few with this "broken line" while others have that logical flow from stem to top of the bowl. That makes me think those odd ones might be the actual vision of the makers, which isn't as visually pleasing to me. They're obviously capable of creating a fluid connection yet chose not
I guess I don't get it....
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