Yeah, my one Nording is an absolutely gorgeous churchwarden, but it smokes badly. Big gurgler. I smoke it once in a while anyway, using the driest tobacco I can, because it would be a crime not to smoke such a beautiful pipe, but I must admit, it has made me leery of buying more Nordings.... This thread actually gives me some hope. I may pull the trigger on another.I never cared for Nordings much but that's why they made all kinds of pipes.
And original Hunter Pheasant secured! It was on an individual’s site from across the pond and simply listed as “1995 Nording” , so sometimes you luck into them looking at endless photos vs. what a search engine will find. I was on the site via a search for a BBB, lol.The website referenced earlier has pretty much all the info there is about them. I have a couple of Woodcocks, a Hunter Anniversary, a Cheetah and a Ruffed Grouse. I sold a couple earlier this year. They are all really nice , the Cheetah in particular is a great shape. Just by coincidence I’m closing in on the original Pheasant as we speak.