When Sven Knudsen left the Paul Rasmussen's famous Suhr Workshop in 1957 to open his own workshop in Copenhagen, he started the "Dantonian" line, a name chosen to appeal to the Dane's strong predilection for British pipes. A few years later, he moved to the country, and dropped the "Copenhagen' stamping from his pipes, while retaining the Dantonian name. This allows me to date this pipe with reasonable certainty to the late '50's
The condition is excellent with only some minor rim darkening and shallow tooth depressions behind the button. The ebonite stem fits nicely in the mortice; not too tight or loose. The most special part about this pipe is the stellar straight grain. Along side a beautiful classic shape with grain to match, it is a pipe of no little historical significance from one of the world's greatest pipe makers.
Nomenclature reads: Dantonian Handicraft of Copenhagan, Genuine Briar, Full Straight, S. Knudsen