Ha! Well that would explain the disparity in pricing. I remember the first time I ever stumbled across a "mimmo" pipe was as an estate on SPC wherein the description was the following "Mimmo makes pipes!". In fact, come on google...
Here it is!
Clearly marked correctly but I somehow ignored that and made a mental link to Romeo anyway!
Whatever, the pipes are still just as good as is the briar. Though I just remembered Mimmo P does use a finishing agent that has a remarkable resemblance to min-wax water based sealant. At least, that was my impression after finishing a floor with same.
I smoked my first couple bowls in it.
I've got to say I love the pipe. So light and petite. I'm going to have to figure out what types of tobacco I will use it for. It may make the perfect va flake pipe.