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Marques avec un logo d'une lettre encerclée
 (Left side) KNAUER (Right side) Made in England (in cercle)



no logo on the stem

 (On top)

[3 stars]


― USA ―

[3 stars]

Artisan: Maigurs Knets (born 1962 in Latvia) emmigrated to USA in 1990.

Smooth finish pipes are graded with two sets of markings reflecting both the artisan's opinion of his work and the quality of the grain. Each set above and below the name is composed of 2 or 3 stars. Exceptionnal pieces have a Cicada stamp. Thus double Cicada pipes represent the highest grade.


Brands with an unique letter logo

 (Left side) Knightsbridge, London Made   (Right side) Made in England



no logo on the stem


― Knudsen, D ―


no logo on the stem


― Holmer Knudsen (Oval)

― H. Knudsen Handarbeit (script)

― A 2 ―

Artisan: Holmer Knudsen initialy realized pipes for Dan-Pipe (Lauenburg, Germany). The Dan-Pipe's Kriswill line was made by Knudsen during a period. He gradualy proposed his production to other traders and was the carver who continued the Bentley pipes after Hans Jonny Nielsen signed out.

Grading (ascending): G, F, ... B, A, A1, A2



no logo on the stem


― S. Knudsen ―

[Moor's head]

Artisan: Sven Knudsen († 2010), brother of Teddy Knudsen, started at Suhr's Pibemageri in 1956 together with Poul Rasmussen. In 1959 he left Suhr's and etablished on his own in Copenhagen. He sold his pipes to Poul Olsen's shop, Pipe-Dan and W.O Larsen where he was hired as foreman. In 1963 he moved to the countryside to Præstoe (Island of Fyn) until 1973 and then to Næstved (southern Sealand). In the 1973 to 1997 period he became a pipemaker with a international reputation.

Sven Knudsen's pipes were not graded



no logo on the stem


― Danish Handwork ―

― by Teddy ―


Artisan: Teddy Knudsen (born 1947) learned to carve pipes from his older brother Sven in the early 1960's. He improved his knowledge in the Suhr workshop with Anne Julie (until 1970). Before establishing on his own he also was a time head carver at W.Ø. Larsen.
Grading: The eagle stamp is for the best and the most valuable pipes.
Production (2009): ~ 100 pipes/year


Brands with an unique letter logo

  Knute Extra, Superior Briar, Italy

Knute of Denmark

Karl Erik
Brands with crown & letters logo
Stanwell and Ben Wade also have series with this name (In J. Lopes op. cit.).
Same logos: Kingsway, Scott


(see Johan Kock )


Brands with an encircled letter logo

 (Left side)

Kola de Luxe, Made in France

A brand of Simon Vuillard & Strauss (St Claude, France) as attested by the snippet (see document).
From the same maker: Captain Comfy, Vuillard, Windsor


(see Gert Konrad )


Niznevartovsk Russia
Pipes made of misc. woods

no logo on the stem


― DOC ―

Blasted pipe made of Strawberry Wood (Arbutus unedo)

Artisan: Roman Kovalev (born 1971) is a part time pipemaker spending 10 hours/day with his "hobby". the rest of his time he is a medical doctor (neurology) and that's why all his pipes are stamped DOC.

Markings: DOC, no gradings, no dating.

Other doctors carving pipes: Daniel Jud, Robert Kiess (Dr Bob)



no logo on the stem

 (Right side)

― M K ―

― handmade ―

Artisan: Manfred Koziolek is a retired telecommunication technician. He is one of the rare makers regularly carving ebony wood pipes.

Most of his production is fitted with a 9mm filter.


The brand's name as logo

  Kriswill, Chief, Handmade in Denmark
  Prior to 1970 the stampings are in script letters on the shank and on the mouthpiece. The star on the stem and block letters on the shank were introduced from that date on.
Brands with star logo

  Kriswill, Chief, Handmade in Denmark
Brands with star logo

(Underside) Hand Made for Tiedemann
Tiedemann was a German pipe dealer who also imported Pierre Morel pipes.
  Kriswill, Bernadotte, Handmade Denmark

Kriswill is a brand of Kriswork Briar Trading, in Kolding (Denmark) established about 1955.

Some of Kriswill pipes were designed by Sigvard Bernadotte, Swedish prince and brother to the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark. He collaborated with his Danish partner Acton Bjørn.

When the company went bankrupt in the late 1970s it was on a level with Stanwell. Dan Pipe Cigar & Company (Hafenstrasse 30 D-21481 Lauenburg/Elbe, Ge) bought the rights to use the name and it is Holmer Knudsen and/or Poul Winsløw who make the Kriswill line. Nørding, on its side, bought the plant and introduced a Kriswell line.

Kriswill's seconds: Danish Crown, Navigator

Kriswill's sub-brand (for a short time): Lillehammer


Brands with an encircled letter logo

  Kronborg, Castle Elsinore
Kronborg castle (better known as Elsinor in Shakespeare's Hamlet) is the fortress controling the Øresund passage between Sweden and Denmark.


Brno  Czech Republic

no logo on the stem


― Krška Czech Republic―

[K logo]

[Crown] M. ―

"Maestro" graded pipe with Crown

no logo on the stem

 (Left underside)

― Krška Czech Republic―

[K logo]

Artisan: Karel Krška started to market his pipes in 1992.


Brands with animal logo


A brand of Tanganyika Meerschaum Corporation from Amboseli Pipes. (J.M. Lopes, op. cit.
See also: Countryman, Kiko, Kilimanjaro, Twiga, Merlin, Sportsman, Kikob
 Tanganyika : la Kudu


(Ryszard) Wytwórnia Fajek i Cygarniczek R.Kulpinski
Brands with an encircled letter logo

 (Left side) R. Kulpinski, Poland
  (Right side) 640


Artisan: Ryszard Kulpinski

Ryszard Filar and Ryszard Kulpinski worked together from 1981 to 1983.

Ryszard Kulpinski 2009

Une pipe de chiottes Une pipe de chiottes

Sous-marin d'attaque Sous-marin d'attaque

Terre à terre Terre à terre


Bern Switzerland


 (Left side)

Kuttel, Rubina


E 164 S, ILIO Barontini

Private label of the Swiss tobacconist
See also: Barontini (Ilio)


  Kuziel, U.S.A.
Artisan: Paul Kuziel, artist, photographer & craftsman,  born in 1968 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Paul Kuziel lives (2009) in East Haven, CT. His quirky personality always led him in various directions: paintings, cigar humidors, Chinese garden bells, figurines out of tree stumps... and pipes



no logo on the stem

 (Left side)

Kyringe, Flame Grain

(Right side)


During WWII Poul Nielsen managed the Kyringe company. They made briar and beech wood pipes (see enlarged wiews). Some few years after the war Poul Nielsen will create the Stanwell brand.
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