Peter Heeschen (uncle Peter to us) is easily one of the most affable pipe makers in the world. His workshop is located in Odense, Denmark, where he produces around 300-400 pipes annually that are all made from top-quality selected blocks.
Peter makes only sandblasted or smooth pipes that are graded either B, A, or S, which is his highest grade. Each pipe has an uncoated bowl which allows a very flavorful break in period. Heeschen's squat bulldogs, eggs, cherrywoods, and P-shape have all become supreme examples of a carver's ability to make, replicate, and evolve signature shapes. His stems are each hand cut from ebonite rod, though he does use some very nice tortoiseshell acrylics from time to time and each stem has a turned nylon or delrin tenon and is often accented with rosewood, tulip wood, black palm, or boxwood. Peter was one of the first carvers to bring very delicate black bamboo to the scene, and also works the natural yellow (pencil thin) bamboo or silver bands into the design of many of his signature shapes.