however my folks often have a hard time deciding on gifts for their children. My birthday is coming up soon, and I really enjoy smoking pipes, and they prefer having "wishlists" and so on. I asked for two pipes, both under $100 but nice looking and from reputable carvers. This was the one: http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=80142 More interestingly, this was the other: http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/johs/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=79686 Notice the Johs brandy is out of stock? It wasn't yesterday... Sure hope that baby's to be mine. I love the look of it, and the way people talk about Johs pipes I'm thinking it should probably be a good one. It's straightforward but I really appreciate the partial rustication. I have to wait till June 7th to find out if my folks bought it or someone else did, though. Phooey!