This finally came in today (well, yesterday; that is, Wednesday). I was expecting to have to wait another day at least, but I was pleasantly surprised. I drew my knife and sliced through the packing tape and laughed at the extra-dimensional portal that opened up on a realm of nothing but Styrofoam packing peanuts. After reaching through and shuffling around for a while, I was rewarded with a little plastic baggie with the four black filtered bits that made up part of the purchase. After more excavating, followed by an archaeological survey, I found my brand new pipe. My first thought was, Jeez that bowl's big! It is roughly the size of a jumbo egg (a size reference that may be lost on those who've never worked eggs in the dairy department). Its circumference at the widest point is about five-and-half inches, and the height of the bowl is about two inches. The big surprise came later in the night when I broke it in (with--of course--some Carter Hall). My Legends only hold a couple pinches of tobacco, generally. The Great Dane is big enough for the three-pinch method, and then some. The overall design of the pipe is pleasing enough that I'm proud to show it off in company. I found myself gesturing with the Great Dane like I would one of my briars. And it's a sweet smoker, too: the CH came through very pleasant. And speaking of which, I think I'll dedicate this pipe to nothing but Carter Hall. I may as well--I bought a 14 oz. tub of it Tuesday. This is definitely one of my favorite pipes--certainly my favorite cob. I can surely see why some folk never turn away from cobs. My only complaint is that the bit is rather loose in the shank. A regular filtered bit fits better, but it just doesn't look as classy as the Danish bit.