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Broken Pipe: Lars Ivarsson

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  1. clickklick

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    RIP

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    What a legacy.. truly a sad day for pipe lovers.
    I hope his family is consoled to some degree by the love and admiration from the pipe community.

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    where did you hear that?

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    Son of renowned Sixten, and father of Nanna.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I met him at the 2017 Chicago show. Very nice guy.

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    Where you heard that he passed away?

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    Nothing shows up on a Google search. What's the source?

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    Very big loss for his family and for pipe smokers everywhere. Lars’ designs and techniques have influenced dozens of other carvers and his aesthetic will be felt for many years, may he Rest In Peace.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Hey guys, as regretful as we are, we can confirm this to be the case. Sykes and Nanna spoke early this morning (last night her time) and she informed him of the sad news.

    Our thoughts go out to the Ivarsson family.

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    A very sad loss for the Ivarsson family and for the entire pipe family.

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    Yeah i‘ve heard that from Hiro’s status too. A quick tribute. May he rest in peace.

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    This is very sad news if true. The news is not on the web anywhere that I could find.

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    I never knew him or met him or own any of his pipes, but he certainly carved a beautiful piece of briar. When browsing pipes online I often search Danish pipes, as I love them, and the Ivarrson name is pretty much synonymous. Although way out of my price range, I still enjoy looking at his pipes, as they are indeed beautiful. I believe the pipe community as a whole lost a great one. My condolences to his family and all that knew him.

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    It is spreading also on FB.
    Same as Sable was not able to find anything in google though.

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    Very sad news. I met him briefly in Chicago in 2015 and he was a very amusing and humble man. RIP, Lars. Man, St Peter has some awesome pipes to look forward to.

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    Real shame to hear this news.

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    Well, shit.

    We had adjoining rooms a few years ago in Chicago so kept running into each other. Finally introduced ourselves and had a few conversations. A drier sense of humor I've never known. He also seemed very kind and the exact opposite of "full of himself".

    His carving talent goes without saying.

    A true giant in the PipeWorld. He will be missed.

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    Very, very sad news indeed and a great loss to the world of pipe-making.
    I remember his Q&A column in the Danish pipe magazine 'Piben' (1971-1972); he had a wondeful, wry sense of humour and his knowledge of pipes and talent for making them was enormous.

    My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

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    You will be deeply missed and admired. Rest In Peace.

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    Sad news indeed...........
    I've never owned one of his pipes, but have spent hours looking at them. A true master at his craft.
    R.I.P. Lars.............

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
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    I saw him every year at the Chicago show, but never talked with him, other that to say Hello. From the comments though, it sounds like he was a real decent guy, and now wish I would have made a point of introducing myself.

    Totally surprising as he seems like he was maybe in his 70's...too young.

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    Very sad to hear.

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    Condolences to the family.

    Harris
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    The pipe world had some sad news today. I'm not qualified to write this obit, but Sykes Wilford certainly is, and he graciously allowed PipesMagazine.com to use the one he wrote for SmokingPipes.com.

    http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-news/passing-of-a-giant/

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    Very sad news. The Ivarsson name is associated with the very highest order of craft. In my mind, Sixten was the single most important carver of the 20th century.

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    I saw him every year at the Chicago show, but never talked with him, other that to say Hello. From the comments though, it sounds like he was a real decent guy, and now wish I would have made a point of introducing myself.

    Totally surprising as he seems like he was maybe in his 70's...too young.

    RIP Lars. I didn't know him other than the show and some email interactions to get 3 pipe bags made but he was always quietly friendly to me.

    If that's the big pipe that I sold to Rodrigo. I showed it to Lars when he made me a bag for it and two other pipes he made that I owned at the time. He looked at it and told me about how he remembered that it was one of his largest pipes and that he found the accent wood in his yard. He showed me a tiny little dark knot that he remembered after all those years! If it's the pipe it came from the Peter Mosling collection! I hope you got the bag and the bamboo tamper that I $old with it

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    RIP Legend....you will be missed!

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    Sad news indeed. Rest in peace, sir.

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    Hi David, I've done a lot of business buying and selling with Rodrigo, so this may have come from him. It did come with a bag, so maybe it's the same pipe. It's a good sized pipe, with an especially large chamber. I didn't get a tamper with it. I've gotten a couple of the plain and simple bamboo ones he's made, at the silent auction in Chicago. I actually have a pretty large tamper collection, so if he made anything more special than that to go with this piece, then that's a bummer. This is the only Lars pipe I have, but do have one Nanna and one Sixten, both also blasts. Sorry, but I don't know Peter Mosling.

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    Yeah, we lost a real giant with his passing. Deepest condolences to his family.

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    RIP. Condolences to his family and friends. Our community lost one of the great ones today.

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    Met him last year in Chicago. Was definitely a highlight for me in my time as a pipe smoker. Was very sad to hear the news.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    May his memory be eternal.

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    A true giant in the PipeWorld.

    We don't have many of those at the moment, now one less. Sad news indeed.

    Al

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