I tried flake tobacco many years ago, and it was a disaster. Over 20 years later, and after seeing its many praises here on PSF, I decided to give it another go. It was a fantastic experience. Likewise, I bought what appeared to be a Falcon at a drug store in 1980 or 1981, and that was a disaster - a goopy and juicy mess that smoked way hot. I just googled Falcons and found a site that offers them for about $70 a piece. I don't recall that first "Falcon" running that kind of money. As I recall, the bowl had a tobacco leaf on it so I wonder if it was a Grabow knock-off. Anyway, with all these praises I'm thinking I need to give Falcon pipes another try, and I think I'll get one in the not to distant future.