Ok, I have been part of a few discussions, in other threads, which got into clay pipes and I have noticed that we do not have a thread just for clays. Being as I am a big fan of them I think it is time we have a place just for some chat related to all things clay. I have a few 16" long, sraight clay/tavern pipes myself. I started to purchase some 9 inchers but they were the same price as the 16's and I figure that, given time and my inevitable clumsiness, I shall have 9 inchers, or shorter, soon enough. This is one of the good things about long Tavern pipes. If I break them, I just have a shorter pipe!