I know many people do not know this name but Willmer is an old British company that makes some incredibly good smokers. You can read about them here, http://pipedia.org/wiki/Willmer. I own two of their AAA Straight Grain pipes and both are fabulous smokers. They are among the coolest smoking pipes I have ever owned, these things just do not get hot to the touch no matter how hot I smoke them. They do come with vulcanite stems that are very comfortable. They can be had for really short money(in comparison to Dunhill and other British makers) on ebay and on line dealers when available . I will say that they smoke better than my Dunhills, Ashton and Lane Era Charatans, as good as my Upshalls and maybe a tad better than my Ferndowns. They are that good. So if anyone is looking to score a great pipe for a fair price, I highly recommend them.