+1 on the Sav
I have one very similar to this but a tad smaller and I absolutely love it! Savinelli Baronet Bruyere (121 EX)
Mine is a Sav - Antique Shell 121. I's about 5 1/2 long with a 1 1/2 inch width bowl but I am not sure they make the Antique Shell line anymore. It's a great smoking pipe and sharp looking to me anyway but I am partial to the rusticated straight and bent stem pot shaped bowls.
Maybe I am wrong. Looks like Pipes and Cigars has two Antique Shell pipes in stock now. They are in a separate section from the other Savinelli's so Antique Shell may be the low end line but nevertheless wonderfully fun to smoke and super light. Great for driving. I like it every bit as much as my more expensive Savinelli Nonpareil. http://pipesandcigars.com/antiqueshell.html
i have a couple missouri hardwoods they are good for when your watching football and you need something to throw at the tv. go ND by the way but anywho iv had a lot of good luck with kaywoodies they are cheap and if your new to pipes (as i am) those you cant really go wrong and with your price range you could get two.
Here are a few Savinelli pipes for just over $50. I have a Savinelli, and it's a great pipe.
Here are some more from Savinelli. This page has pipes ranging from $40 to $70.
If you aren't interested in Savinelli, this link takes you to a page with different brands to choose from. Pipes here range from $25 to $60.
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Dr.Grabow is great also, my first briar was an Omega and I now have many "estate" Grabow's along with some Kaywoodie's.I personally can't pick a favorite but those brands are my go to pipes, as they always smoke great, look good and are cheap.Especially estates.
I'm another guy who likes the old Kaywoodies, especially Flame Grain and Super Grain. Look for ones with 4-hole stingers and the 2-digit model number. Those are the best! You can get about 3 of those in great condition off the bay for your $60 and they won't do you wrong!
Hey Rayje589. My first pipe was a light briar pipe, no branding, from the cheap bin. It definitely paid for me to move up to a higher range (higher than $50-60). Do you have any friends that make pipes? They might be able to make something custom for you. Having that personal connection with the pipe maker means a lot to me.
Nothing wrong with grabbing 4-5 estates off Ebay with that $60. That way you can get into designating pipes for different types, and let the briar rest. You will also be able to try different bowls and stems to see what you like. You'll also see how bowl sizes can make a difference between blends. You will find some that are great smokers and will be your burner pipes years later when you start picking up the more expensive pipes.