Well, among all the little details that make one pipe better or worse than another, Sasquatch's pipes are just plain COMFORTABLE. That is to say, the one pipe made by him that I have is. It certainly isn't the most lightweight pipe I have, but it is darn comfortable in my mouth. After a few years of smoking a pipe, clenching seems to have started to mess up my teeth a bit. I can't explain it, but it's not comfortable to clench most pipes anymore. I'm starting to really be careful what I hold in my mouth hands-free. This pipe, though, is different. Despite a tiny bit of heft to it, it feels light as a feather when I clench it. Part of this is because it seems impeccably balanced, shaped JUST right to hang effortlessly. But a huge part of it seems to be the stem. Soft on the teeth, it has turned me into a vulcanite convert. I always preferred acrylic, but this thing is dreamy. And I don't know how he does it, because the bit just feels paper thin between my teeth. It's a tapered stem, but it feels thinner than the saddle bit stems I've got from Stanwell or Savinelli. Now my two Petersons smoke just fine and I love them, but those stems...god, those stems! If I try to clench, even for a few seconds, it's like I'm hanging on to a brick...they aren't too poorly balanced, but that's part of it. Really though the stems, despite being vulcanite, seem rock hard, and they feel so thick I might as well have a hollowed out rake handle for a pipe stem. I don't know what kind of magic is involved in his pipemaking, but whatever he does he does it right. It's not just a good looking pipe, and it's not just a great, easy-smoking pipe. It's a comfortable pipe. I could smoke it all day and be one happy son of a gun. If only I could afford it, I'd see about having stems made for several of my pipes that I really enjoy smoking but just aren't comfortable in the mouth. But alas, I'll have to make do for now. Anybody who has ever considered buying a BST pipe, you can add me to the legions of people who will urge you to do it and not look back. I don't know what's going on, but the more I smoke this pipe, the more spoiled I'm becoming.