Thanks, yes the bottom is a removable foot cap, so that's where all the doodle and wetness is collected and can be cleaned out.I'd check that it's a true cavalier, i.e., one with a sump at the bottom with a removable bottom cap to clean the sump:
Some pipes are carved to look like a cavalier but really aren't.
I have one made by Moretti. I enjoy it and it does smoke dry and down to the last bit of tobacco. I have to be careful not to burn wood at the end because there's no wet dottle to slow things down.
Hey all, I was looking at the pipe again and wondering if it would be difficult to light up. Seems it would be very difficult to see the chamber. Thoughts? Thx