As I posted last week, I was going to get a new pipe but I cancelled the order due to my dogs illness, we need every penny to pay for his medical bills. I mentioned this to friend on the pipe forum I frequent (I know I know, but nobody here smokes pipes!! ) Anyways, I came home yesterday to a package from one of the members of the pipe forum. Its a brand new Comoy Gold Bark 1772. He also sent me a sampler of Wilke #524 tobacco, strong stuff. Just so everyone knows, I only talk pipe there, no cigars. I AM NOT A TRAITOR!!!!
That's a good looking pipe...helluva nice thing for a BOTL to do for another brother. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
I dabbled in pipes for about a year (twenty years ago), but I didn't have anyone to guide me and gave it up. But now with all the internet forums and what not, I may take it up again. Many of the things that turned me off of it were due to poor technique and just not knowing how to do things properly.