The Italian pipemakers are always wel known for their perfection. You can see it in the great shapes, beautiful colours and a lot of straight grains. Most of it all done by hand. A great artist is Ser Jacopo, I have got recently a lot of new pipes from his hand. Recently pipes got more expensive, because of the price of the briar, so also the pipes of Jacopo. I would by more, because there were so much great shapes to chose. I hope to get more of them in the future.