I've had a pipe for a few months now. I read a post also from a new member--I think his name was Blue Carpet or something of the sort--who also had a new pipe from the Lucienne brand. Several other members replied saying they had never heard of the brand, which doesn't surprise me, since it doesn't seem to be a very high quality sort of pipe. Unfortunately, I'm unable to post external links, so I am forced to force you all to plug the following into google images:
Lucienne® Vintage Style Wooden Tobacco Pipe (TP-15)
The first one is the exact same as mine, so what do you all think of my first pipe? I've been smoking Captain Black from the first day and taking good care of my baby. All comments, recommendations and questions are welcome!
Also, is it recommended to remove the "stinger", as Blue Carpet called it, from the stem? As of yet I have not, and I'd much appreciate the advice from experienced pipe smokers.