I decided to go for one of the Old Dominion cobs and purchased the Virginia Planter. What a cool pipe! It just looks and feels so "authentic." I can't wait to smoke it -- I've just been coming off a horrible cold, so probably not until this weekend, but I can't wait to break it in.
So I am done upgrading my "set" but I am afraid I may have started a collection .
My latest purchase is a Bjarne handmade from 1994.
From the early 1990s Bjarne had seven pipemakers employed...
...Among the pipemakers that worked for Bjarne were Johs (for the lower priced high volume pieces), and makers like Ph. Vigen, Ole Bandholm and Tonni Nielsen for high grade pieces. The cheaper line was stamped "Bjarne" while the highest grades were stamped "Bjarne Nielsen" (never with the pipemakers' name)