Looking to get my first Meer. Looking at IMP. After reading some of the other threads on meerschaums, I didn't quite hear "bad" things about IMP, but the lack of being able to identify the carver "may" be an issue.
Are IMP's a quality brand?
I don't own one (yet) but it's my understanding that they're supposed to be very good quality.
If by chance you haven't read the bit at the top of the IMP page at SPC, it explains a little about their operation.
I especially like their reverse calabash models, but they're a bit pricey.
Interesting. So the IMP operation is like your average briar pipe manufacturer, say Savinelli, or Peterson. Thus, the lack of a carver's name shouldn't be a reason to worry; after all, when was the last time someone saw a 'Carved by Luigi' stamp on a Sav?
Hmm, now I want an IMP pipe!