Today, Mr. Mailman brought me a package. This was inside... http://pipesmokersforum.com/community/threads/stanwell-86.21075/ When I opened the box, I was very pleased. The pipe actually looks better in person than in the photo. But I bought the pipe to smoke, not to look at, and I could hardly wait to get started. The first thing I noted, is that this pipe has a more open draw than any I have ever experienced. I packed up my first bowl, and me and the dog headed to the porch swing. Now I will freely admit that I have never smoked a high quality pipe, so you must understand my past experience has been limited mostly to Dr. Grabow, Kaywoodie, and MM cobs. and while I have enjoyed smoking all of the above, this pipe is definitely in a different league. This pipe smokes like a dream! No relights, smoked almost to the bottom of the bowl, and smoked cooler and slower than anything I've seen. All of my other pipes require a moderate cadence, and some pretty stout puffing to keep them lighted (I assume this is because of the more restricted draw), but this pipe is truly a "sipper". I swear you can set this pipe down for 2 minutes, pick it back up and sip,sip,sip and she comes right back to life. Because of this. I was able to slow down and enjoy the smoke more. For the first time in my life, I got a little more than an hour out of the bowl. About 40 minutes is my old average. OK I'm gonna quit now cause I'm starting to ramble. Thank you to ShiloHollow, not only for the pipe but also for the extra little treat.