The B&M by my house had a Ardor giant fantasy apple, it was cool but very large (surprisingly light). This one is close to 2.5 oz and should be a nice size/balance. I was hoping for a good evening sitter.
Awesome pipe. Congrats.
I've been eyeing them for a while. I see a couple that meet my weight criteria of 1.5oz or less on SP that I've been eyeing but I've been waiting to get closer to my birthday so I have an excuse. ha ha
I also have been looking at Amorelli's on Al Pascia for a while. I've heard good things of them as well.
Bluegrass, I have 2 Ardors, one of which is the exact same shape as yours, but with a cream-colored stem. They're both wonderful pipes, and I'm confident that yours will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.
Thanks so much for the encouragement. I love the look of it, but pulling the trigger took a lot of thought and comparing. Then suddenly, in a moment of clarity, I thought life is too short it's time!! ::
Kodos, I will update this thread when I receive it.
I smoked my first 1/2 bowl of esoterica dunbar last night, and even though I dried it over an hour, it unfortunately needed numerous match relights. I should have gone with a better burner, like Elizabethan. What a great pipe though, I can't wait to get it broke in completely.