Hello everyone, I didn't see an introductions forum so I figured I'd use showing off my pipe as an excuse to introduce myself. I recently just got into the fine art of pipe smoking, about 3 months ago, after having been curious about it all my life. I've never smoked cigarettes or cigars, or anything illegal before, so I was a tad apprehensive about it seeing as its obviously not good for you. But I figured what the hell, I may as well try it at least once, and if I do pick it up, at least I won't have trouble quitting if it ever seriously hurts me. Regardless, one of my friends came over one day and told me how he was smoking a pipe now, and I asked if I could try it. He whipped out his tiny little carry pipe and some cherry tobacco from our local tobacconist and suddenly I was a little more than curious. Long story short, I went to said local tobacconist, brought myself a Semi Churchwarden of an unknown brand (although it says it's made in Italy), got myself some tobacco, and now, I am here, as a fan of smoking the pipe, and as someone who wants to share his new found passion with others are knowledgeable and can offer me guidance. Anyway, enough smalltalk, here's my pipe! As I described before it's a Semi-Churchwarden styled pipe, that despite not having a manufacturer, says it's made in Italy, so I can only assume it's a somewhat decently constructed pie, although I may be wrong. Either way, it smokes fine, and I got it for the low price of 10-15 dollars, can't remember the exact amount. Now as for the tobacco I smoke, the first bit I picked up was called SO #100 from my local tobacconist, it has a large hint of vanilla flavoring, and that's about all I know, otherwise it's good stuff. The second major bit I picked up is called Paladin Black Cherry, which despite not having good reviews online, I actually like. Lastly, as a treat to myself, I picked up some Peterson's Sunset Breeze tobacco, which has been by far, my favorite. I think it's the amaretto flavoring that gets me... And if I had money to blow, I'd probably buy any number of Peterson Pipes. I'm currently head over heels for their Irish Sea collection, those things are just gorgeous. I'm also really intrigued by their System pipes and the benefits that those offer. And if I really had money to blow, I'd buy their current Father's Day pipe just to have as a carry pipe. Ah, it's nice to have dreams. Anyway people, it's always nice to see a forum for a specific thing (like my car, and Oldsmobile Aurora) or hobby that contains nothing but great information, and a member base willing to provide nothing but friendly advice. I tip my hat to all you gents, thanks!