Greetings amigos do Cachimbo, I am going to make a little review for this one that is my first briar pipe. Again, sorry for possible mistypes, gramatical errors and etc. Bertoldi is well know in Brazil as the best nacional brand for pipes for the reason that they are the only nacional brand who imports briar from Europe for their Maestro line of pipes. Obviously the most advanced pipe smokers here also preffer imported brands, wich can be really really expensive. I have paid R$90,00 for this pipe, about $45,00, and I have choose it specially for its shape. I love curved pipes and Churchwardens. I have been smoking Captain Black Gold (As explayined on my introduction to this Forum, it is almost impossible to get better tobaccos in here, Borkun Riff and Captain Black are know as the best brands on market), cleaning it with Jack Daniel's and I have to say, it is just delicious to smoke on it. It have a pretty gentle weight, its format fits perfect on hand and it is easy to keep it on mouth for some time. His bowl size is more than enough for a good smoke. It also accepts 9mm filters wich I like to use. I am a casual cigarette smoker, however I do not inhale the pipe's smoke. But not everything are flowers. Even with my low experience I have found a defect that, regarding eveything I have read about pipes, can be considered a big fault. Looking inside the bowl, it is possible to see that the airhole is not positioned at the very end of the bowl. There is about half a centimeter deep after the airhole. I have read that this can harm the smoking experience, the burning process and things like that. Well... Once I am just a beginner I decided to ignore it, but it is there. Here some pictures I took: Also, there some pictures comparing and showing my Churchwarden. It is a Montana brand Churchwarden, it have 43cm. It is HUGE. Well, please ignore gramatical errors or mistypes, if any part is impossible to understand for any reason please ask. Please give your opnion, liked the pipe? Don't liked it? Does the airhole problem a big problem? Have you ever heard about this brand? Like brazillian wax jobs? ( ) Every tip and opnion is welcome! Boas fumadas!