Thanks, other than the mortise warping out on the one I had, not being able to pass a pipe cleaner through the bit was irritating. I use tapered cleaners mostly, but have never had any other issues with other pipes.I actually cannot tell you about the old Rossi pipes. However, I have bought 10 Rossi pipes in the last 2 years and all are fine smokers. They have the Savinelli shapes and all easily pass a cleaner (which, I am not 100% particular as some in that regard). I believe them to be one of the best purchases in economical briars.