We have only had the pleasure of putting up one Il Ceppo Grade "5" silver spigot before, and it wasn't unsmoked. Many a large pipe has a large body, and that's about it. The diameter of the tobacco chamber is bored to whatever the company's standard size is... the shape is acceptable (heck, sometimes we make allowances on the shape, simply because it is a big pipe). Not with this magnificent Il Ceppo. The shape is both profoundly beautiful and this grain is the stuff of legends. The tobacco chamber is a cavern. Load this pipe up, and get set for a great evening.
--R. 'Bear' Graves