Hey gang, This is my newest family member. It's a Mauro Armellini Churchwarden estate purchased from one of our own here RMDPipes.com Bob had answered a post I had put out about being interested in A Churchwarden with an offer of this one and I'm glad I was able to take it. He say's it has a discoloration on the stem, but damned if I can find it. Then again I'm not a pipemaker with a trained eye for these things I smoked 2 bowls through it with an hour rest in between the two. Both times with Prince Albert because it's real easy for me to pack, light, and keep burning with a minimum of relights. It behaved great. Not hard to keep lit without getting a hot smoke from it. No girgle, even without a filter, and burned right down to a fairly fine ash. Bob held the pipe for 2 weeks for me with no deposit, telling me more then once if I decided not to go with it that it was fine, and continues to tell me this now that I have it. His dedication and "fair play" customer service has made my first churchwarden experience a fantastic one. He even sent me some C&D Bayou Night VAPER weed to try that after smoking I have dubbed "Voodoo weed" I'm pretty sure that because of his more then fair business practices I'll be a returning customer. Thanks Bob!