I recently bought an Invicta Briar bulldog and when it arrived, I was thrilled with it! I noticed however that the slit in the lip was so small that I could not pass a pipe cleaner through it. So I tried to widen it ever so gently and "Pop" off comes a piece of the lip!! I am crushed! I promptly emailed Pete at Invicta Briars and he graciously told me to return the pipe and he would refit it with a new stem! WOW!!! What a great guy and artist to work with! I sent the pipe back and in less than 2 weeks, I open my mailbox and here is my pipe back with a great letter telling me how he repaired the pipe and hoped I enjoy it! I cannot tell you how pleased I am with, not only the pipe, but the classiness of Invicta Briars and their owner, Pete. Anyway, here it is along side an old tin of my wife's grandfather's second favorite tobacco. (First was Granger) Now to fire it up!