When I was growing up, my retired neighbor across the back yard smoked a Falcon puttering about outside. Years ago I picked one up somewhere sort of accidentally and kept it in a drawer. A few months ago, in a fit of nothing better to do, I cleaned the years of yuck off and out of it. I wouldn't say it's better than my best briars and you do have to clean the "juice" out of the base, but it's not bad, has a certain utilitarian cool, and it reminds me of my neighbor.
I smoked lots of Falcons when I was a poor student and couldn't aford much. They are decent pipes that never disappointed. The mouthpiece is plastic and can be chewed up if you are a clencher. Need to be carefully cleaned after each smoke, but they are very easy to clean. To me, their main disadvantage is their small bowl size.