That's great to know peck... I've never spent so much on a pipe, especially an ebay auction pipe so I'm hoping it smokes as great as it looks. Based on my recent research...Google search hehehe...they are supposed to be hand made, of a higher quality of briar based on the KK and should smoke great.
It has shipped...yipeeeeee...hopefully will have it Christmas eve at the latest...if not, sigh, I can wait, oh sure, a few more days...
In the blasts or rusticated sea rocks the KK just refers to the size - from K through KKKK and then onto G, GG
So that should be around a group 4 - perfect for flakes.
in Castello smooths the K, KK etc, designation refers to grain quality.
Ebay can be really fast, I got a package before in under 7 days from Yugoslavia to Canada, but you'll probably have to wait a bit longer due to the Christmas season and the crazy amount of packages right now.
I was enviously watching that one as it hit all of my bells & whistles:
Tapered Stem - Bulldog
Best of all is the KK size. 2K pipes are very rare and for me, the perfect size (like Peck said, a Group 4ish pipe). Castello seems to make only 4K or G,GG size pipes any more. My radar goes UP with I see a 2k.
I didn't need another pipe, so I was only watching. Enjoy that tapered stem dog!