So I made my trip out to Seattle/Tacoma this weekend to see Social Distortion. They were awesome, and there a lot of hot rockabilly kittens in the crowd for sure, but I brought something a little sexier home. One Two Edit: I have no idea why the image embedding isn't working so there's some links. My buddy I went to visit in Tacoma took me to a Tinderbox and I was pretty impressed with their selection of pipes, both in styles and price. This little beauty cost me about $58. It's a Britannia; I have done some poking around and have heard rumors that these are seconds of a reputable pipemaker, perhaps Dunhill (confirmation/denial welcome). In any event, although I just got it I think it's both my best looking and best smoking pipe. It fits my hand and my style nicely I feel. I can see it becoming my favorite. I looked it over to see what would make it a second and the only thing I can see is a spot on the side where the briar is marred with some very light tool marks. But for $58 I can definitely live with that. Oh, yeah, and she brought a friend along. That's a nearly-full can of Christmas Cheer 2008. I don't know how long it's been opened but it seems to be still good. My buddy gave it to me for free. I definitely wasn't going to turn it down.