I purchased one of Sasquatch's pipes a few weeks ago. I've been breaking it in and just want to report that it is fan-freaking-tastic. I was a bit of a skeptic, too. From the get-go it has smoked beautifully. I thought the wide open draw would be too much, but I think now that the draw needs to be proportional to the bowl, and that Sas has it nailed. I have a few smaller pipes that smoke about as well, but have smaller draft bores, and smaller pipes with larger bores that don't smoke that well. I have a lot of larger pipes where the draft is the same size as the brand's smaller pipes, and they don't smoke as well. The common denominator with my best smoking pipes is high quality briar and a draw that is not too open and not too tight. I can only assume that Sas is using very nicely cured briar in addition to well thought out, well executed drilling and filing. Oh, and on top of that, it's just a beauty to look at and hold.