Many a time I have reflected that the Collector Shell Briar HTXL might well be my "desert island" Dunhill. Generously sized, paw filling and imbued with the character that only hand shaping can impart, even just packing one of these beauties is a pleasure. The grain of this pipe is numbingly beautiful (really, I can't feel my face). Unsmoked, oh yeah... .
--R. 'Bear' Graves