I've been doing a lot of reading about pipe smoking and most of you experienced chaps recommend not buying cheap pipes when you start out.
Well I am new, brand new. I have a Falcon pipe here and some pretty average tobacco. Problem is New Zealand has pretty much no pipe tobacco outside of Borkum Riff and pretty much no selection aside from Falcon pipes. Our anti tobacco lobby is very strong and has been operating for quite some time. My local options are very limited.
My pipe is tasting not the best, since I've been smoking it 2-3 times a day since I purchased it. I want to continue with this hobby but I realise I need a couple more pipes.
I don't have a lot of money but would really like your recommendations on getting a couple of decent pipes to add to my rotation. What would you do in my position if you were starting pipe smoking today?
Is there any other guidance you can offer me?