I like to have things that I find pleasing to use, and that seem appropriate to me when they are part of a few things used together, like a pipe tool and a briar pipe. I haven't been satisfied with the appearance of either the common steel "pocket knife" style tools or the Czech-style. My solution is a "doctor's knife", a small folding knife; specifically one that come with a spatula, that I will use to clean the bowl, and I'll tamp, when need be, with that characteristic flat butt. I found a knife on ebay that suits me very well, stamped with my home state, with Bois D'Arc for the handle. Bois D'Arc wood is native to Texas, and has some unique characteristics - it won't rot and won't burn. Hundred-year-old Bois D'Arc fenceposts are still on the job holding up barbed wire all over east and central Texas. It's a Case, a good knife, at a reasonable price, to me, for what it is. Not all pipe accessories are. I always carry some sort of pocket knife anyway, so this will often mean one less thing in my pocket. I thought this doctor's knife might be an example of an alternative that someone else might find and enjoy.