Passing of a Giant
    February 12th, 2018

Sykes Wilford
A dozen years ago, late summer in 2006, I visited Lars Ivarsson for the first time. We’d met and spoken on a few occasions, but that day we spent hours together, in his workshop, over a fantastic lunch that he and his wife Annette cooked, just talking quietly, smoking our pipes as we looked out from his garden over the fjord that made his home one of the most beautiful places on earth. He spoke at length, but mostly about travel, economics, politics and other topics unrelated to pipes and pipemaking. But his pipes spoke for him.

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