After my promoting home mixtures, last evening I smoked a Dunhill Durbar discontinued Virginia based English blend, mixed with about 1:1 cigar leaf, in a Savinelli Prince of Wales, a long-stem swirl stem prince. I'll repeat the blend in one of the old house pipes made for Iwan Ries by the U.S. maker Benton with good Algerian briar, a smooth Canadian. One more final bowl with the Durbar, with the cigar leaf, with unflavored black Cavendish, pipe to be determined.
Picked up an "estate" Vauen Select 342 on the Bay and it landed today.
Looks really clean, best condition estate I've purchased.
My first German pipe?.. definitely enjoying it so far.
Partway through a bowl of nightcap.