By Lasse Skovgaard My name is Lasse Skovgaard Jørgensen, I am 22 years old (2006). I live in Denmark on the southern part of Zealand, where I enjoy my life as a Danish pipe maker.Benni Jørgensen) was doing in his workshop. At the age of sixteen I started to make buffalo horn tampers for W.O.Larsen, and I also tried to make a couple of “pipes”, (my father did not think they looked like pipes) but they were not good enough. W.Ø. Larsen.
Along with my education in high school, I was practicing making pipes in my father’s workshop. I was nineteen years old when I started to make the W.O.Larsen straight grains.
Teddy Knudsen is a friend of my father; I spoke to him about the big pipe show in Chicago. Teddy told me to try and come to the show in Chicago and bring pipes stamped with my own name.
I went to the 2004 Chicagoland pipe show with a batch of 12 smooth pipes.
I could not have wished for a better welcome; everyone treated me very friendly and it was a lot of fun to meet many of the other pipe makers in the world. I sold out all 12 pipes at the show.
The next year in Chicago 2005 I brought 75 pipes and a lot of them were sandblasted pipes. My sandblasted pipes seemed to be extremely popular and I sold out all my pipes again.
After attending the show in Chicago I am now selling my pipes in many countries around the world.