My first post! I'm "new" to pipe-smoking in the last few months after stumbling upon my forgotten 35-year-old pipes only to fall in love with the briar all over again. Just bought a Sasieni One Dot at an antique store (for the princely sum of $12) and I'm trying to learn more about it. From what I've found so far in surfing the interwebs, the markings suggest that this gem was made no later than 1924. The pipe has obviously been restored somewhere along the way because the bowl is free of any cake, even though I can tell from a couple minor nicks and what-nots that it has been well used. Is it advisable to smoke such an old pipe? While I'd hate for it to crack or otherwise be ruined, I can't stand the thought of just displaying it as chotchky (although that would be pretty cool too). Any advice for me?