Kai Nielsen is the oldest son of a legendary Danish pipe maker Viggo Nielsen. Kai's hard work and love for the craft was evident in each pipe he made during the 1970's. His designs were soon noticed and admired by many. Kai Nielsen selects only the finest aged briar, most of which is Corsican. He also air cures the briar to provide exceptional smoking qualities. His handcut acrylic and Cumberland stems are works of art. Nielsen pipes are available in the following models: Kai Nielsen and Niels Bro. They are offered in smooth and sandblast finishes, and there are five grades available: V/VV/VVV/VVVV/VVVVV. Kai's production is limited to approximately 1,000 pipes per year.