Finishing a bowl of Amphora Burley in a Briarworks Rusticated Straight Billiard shape c22 with a translucent brown saddle stem.
Pipe smokes well but for some reason this pipe as well as my other Briarworks pipe give me a hard time at the last 1/4 of a bowl. No matter how dry the tobacco is or...
I own 3 Rossi pipes and all smoke well. All are Sandblasted and have a heavy black stain which I would guess are a way of covering up imperfections and unappealing grain. That being said, all are drilled spot on and a great value.
I bought 8ozs of the Superior Round Slices on a sale a couple of years ago and it definitely improved with age. I find it smokes best when it seems too dry and the coins are packed without rubbing out. Smokes best in a Meerschaum in my experience. A meer may help those that get the MacBite.