So I'm not used to the idea of estate pipes yet. They put me off. A used pipe?? I know you can get good deals, but.....gross..... Anyway, I was in the market for a cheap pipe. I need another pipe for the floral type British tobaccos, as I've got only one and it's one of my favorite styles of tobacco right now. I was looking at getting a Duca Carlo, but while they're serviceable and cheap (about 40 bucks at SP), they aren't the prettiest... Well, despite myself, I pulled the trigger and got out the plastic and ordered an estate pipe. A really good looking English made straight bulldog. Nice grain, the chamber is just the right size, reasonably light weight briar. It's made but some sub-brand of Comoy's apparently called Royal Coachman. Looks very clean and in good condition. http://www.smokingpipes.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=78667 All I paid for it was 45 bucks. So I'm a little nervous because while it looks great and sounds like a heck of a deal, I'm a little unsure of getting an estate. It could prove to be excellent, or I could end up with a real lousy pipe. It's better looking and lighter than a Duca Carlo, sure, but Savinelli is generally a good choice for getting quality construction at a reasonable price. What do you guys think? Obviously time will tell, but do you suspect I got a good deal or bought a POS?