ok decided to pop up a pic of my first and only briar it is a basket pipe from a tobaconist in Nottingham it cost me 25 pound plus shipping and was part of a set with a lighter, a tool, 5 10g tobacco samples and pipe cleaners. I know shes probably not special but shes mine. its marked as Davhill as far as I can make out and under that says Real Briar. now for my question, been browsing etsy and seen loads of absolutely gorgeous fruitwood intricately carved pipes for relatively cheap. are the fruitwood pipes worth smoking and are these pipes actually gonna smoke well at all? or are they just pretty wastes of wood.