Interesting analysis considering that it's been proven that vaccinated individuals can also carry, spread, and catch the virus. I myself have had it and been hospitalized twice even with the vaccine and boosters. Tobacco users like myself often bring cancer upon themselves regardless of...
Depends on the carver and what I think of the pipe.
$900 was a deal for this Weaver.
$350 for this giant Kenan is as much as I'll pay for a meerschaum.
For factory pipes like Dunhill, $20 from ebay is as much as I'll spend on one.
I just disassemble them after each smoke, wipe the chamber with a paper towel and clean the stem, mortise, and airway with pipe cleaners and Qtips. After three decades there's never been a sour pipe or loose stem in my collection.
Took two weeks to get my IPSD order and was charged twice for it. Too many botched orders from P&C, Russ quit making the only blend of his that I liked, so I wouldn't touch them again even if they found a lost stash of Mephisto.