While only 2 of my 5 pipes are "premium" pipes, I really like my new Nording Freehand pipe that I picked up last week. Here are my impressions of it thus far:
1. It is beautifully made and drilled perfectly (much better than my Pete St. Patty's day 2012 Rhodesian).
2. It is a good smoker in my opinion.
3. This is a long smoker. It has about a 2" x 1" bowl and holds a lot of tobacco. My 1st smoke with this pipe packed with Erinmore Flake lasted about 2 hours.
4. Due to the large bowl, re-lights are difficult if necessary towards the bottom of the bowl. May be better with a match than a lighter.
In my limited pipe smoking experience, Nording makes a great pipe and I would not hesitate to get another one.
The beauty of a Freehand pipe is that every pipe is essentially unique.