I’ve seen people saying that French pipes fly under the radar a bit, quality-wise, price-wise, etc. This may be a hard question. I’ve seen some beautiful French shapes but I’m wondering about lines of what brands of (or other ways of determining which) pipes are higher quality estates to look for? Some of the big French brands made so many lines and many of them are kind of middle quality (some they tend to have fills for example). Or maybe I just still need to know a bit more so I know what I’m talking about. For example, I have some pre and post patent Stanwells. I consider these to be high quality factory pipes. What French estate pipe is on that level? - would be my question. I suppose my question is overly general so maybe I could get some examples of French pipes that people have really loved.