We used to have a resident Edwards expert and collector, didn't we? Had a website for their collection and all. Anyone remember their user name?
I like their large billiards, but two things 1) I don't smoke large pipes like that anymore 2) am snobby about fills in my pipes. I have this weird appreciation/disdain for the folk artiness of many Edwards. Their carvers genuinely seemed to have free reign, which is great and interesting, but they also missed the mark an awful lot of the time (for me).
I've owned a couple. Fair smokers. Solid construction. Sort of what I would consider a blue collar, workingman's pipe. Like Stanwell. Good value, and a steal on the estate market.