Can't really say what drew me to this one. I wanted another bulldog (though I've recently learned it is more accurately a rhodesian) and I liked the look of this one (plus, I like the seller: pipesbywhitney). It'll probably be about the size of a shillelagh when it gets here. It certainly looks like one. This is the description. This is an unusually well-made pipe that I believe got caught between which maker was going to market it back in the 1960s or '70s. It resembles the Custombilt style developed by Tracy Mincer, but has all the traits of a well-made higher-grade pipe produced by Carl Weber. The Weber pipe factory in Jersey City, NJ, produced pipes under the Weber name as well as pipes for Custombilt during the period in which this pipe was made. Since it is stamped only "Imported Briar" I have to assume it went to market without a maker's mark. This is an exceptionally well-built pipe. Sturdy and handsome. This pipe has no teeth marks on the push-style saddlebit mouthpiece.