David S. Huber attended the 2016 Chicago Pipe Show for his fourth year exhibiting there, selling out for the second year in a row! He had the honor of meeting Lars Ivarsson and Nanna Ivarsson, the son and granddaughter of Sixten Ivarsson, the person who revolutionized pipe carving and whose work is the basis for every pipe maker working today. They were very impressed with his work and offered to help whenever they can.
One special pipe was purchased by a famous pipe collector whose collection consists of a great many Ivarsson pipes as well as a few other iconic pipe makers. This individual is considered a 'litmus test' for high grade pipe carvers. David is thrilled to have one of his pieces in such a collection.