I am more of a meerschaum/corn cob type of person, so I literally know almost nothing about briar pipes, except for one Dr. Grabow that I have. I have been thinking about adding one nice briar to my rotation, but I'm not sure which brands I should really be looking at. I did find this one nice Peterson bulldog that I like. Do you recommend this maker? Should I look at another? Here is the pipe I saw online...it's about the same price as another meerschaum pipe, so I want to make sure I don't blow the money on this unless it is really worth it.