Thanks everyone! Dirtydex, I am either going to christen it with Peterson Reserve 2011, Pirates Passion (a light English) or Salt and Pepper (a delicious Perique blend) but I cannot wait to give it a smoke! Today is much to windy for a brand new pipe. Romeowood, it accommodates a 9mm filter but I do not care for them much so I left the adapter in. I bought this to commemorate the sale of my camera collection and banjo, to alleviate some moving weight; my next purchase will be next month to commemorate my move to Vancouver (actually Surrey), the completion of my first 1.5 years of University in one year, and the sad fact that I will no longer be needing the services of my favorite B&M in Edmonton because Vancouver has very nice shops, unlike Saskatoon. It is going to be a great summer!
Thank you everyone! Jimbo, I meant I would smoke the first bowl in it, not break it in entirely. Viceroy, I only went 3 years without feeding my PAD; I bought an estate for cheap a few years ago and this year I got a cob. I guess I should have said first new briar pipe. Anyhow, the pipe smokes great on the first 1/3 bowl, I chose Amphora Original for the first smoke. It was very pleasant and a very rewarding smoke after 5 years of no substantial pipe purchases.