I just picked up this Pete as an estate off of smokingpipes.com. They gave it a 4.9/5, and so for 40 bucks I figured I can't go wrong. My dad is going to bring it to me down here in Mexico in a few weeks when my folks come. He is also bringing me some McClelland Holiday Spirit Anyways, I liked the look of this one with the thick shank and no nickel/silver band (nothing against them, I have a Pete Zulu 268 with the band on it, love it) but I just wanted something more simple. Also, my 4 month old daughter's name is "Shannon" and so I wanted to get it also to commemorate her. Anyways, if any of you have a Peterson Shannon, let me know your yours smokes. I will get a review up of this one as soon as possible!