An Idskov pipe is handcrafted:

The block of bruyer is studied to find the best
way to use the wood's natural grain.

the tobacco chamber is drilled then the
smoke channel and finally the tap-hole.

The mouthpiece is roughly formed and the tap is fitted to the block of the wood.

Now the ebonite mouthpiece and bruyer
are formed as one piece.

Next comes hand sanding or sandblasting
and finally staining.

Carsten prefers to let the pipe keep as much of
the woods natural coloration as possible
in order to color naturally by the combination
of tobacco and smoker.

Finally the finished pipe is stamped with the
Idskov name and the year of production.

No grading system is used since every pipe
Idskov makes is the top of the line