I have owned numerous Castello's in the past and loved how everyone of them smoked. I got away from them when I took a break from my pipes and kind of stayed away because I have fallen in love with vulcanite stems. I have been watching as GTWBass aka Chris continue to buy his Castello's and he gave me the itch. I have had numerous high grade Castello's in the past but never a COLLECTION GRADE OCCHIO DI PERNICE. I have always loved their birdseye which is what they are famous for and a Dublin as many of you know is probably my favorite shape. So when I found this shape 37 on Ebay, I decided to go after it. Retail for these run for 600-700.00 so when I was able to grab this for 184.00 delivered, I was very pleased. It is a sold group 5 and should be a great smoker.