Hello everyone. I am in the market for my first quality briar pipe. I have a MM corn cob pipe right now and that is all I have smoked in a pipe. I understand that a pipe is a personal choice and that you should buy the best you can afford and also that everyone may have different likes and dislikes about a pipe. Now I am visually impaired, and I failed to mention this before in any post because I have found that it turns people off in other forums. I think it should be mentioned here because it may change how I shop for a pipe. I was born legally blind, so the looks or details of a pipe do not matter much to me. I am more concerned with the quality of the smoke. I am looking for value for the money, best bang for the buck. I would like to stay under $50 if I can. Should I buy new or esate? What are some quality brnds to look at for the $50 or under price point? What is the difference between a filtered and non filter pipe, and why would I want one over the other? I simply can not see fine detail working in the finish of the pipe or tell if the sanding work is top notch, etc. I want function over form. Do any of your out there have a pipe you may want to sell to get me started? Thanks for the help.