I know there are several of us here who have purchased a Savinelli Baronet. I bought the bulldog shape (510 EX) from smokingpipes.com a couple years ago for about $50 or $60 while they were on special at one point. It's slightly larger than average but I have absolutely enjoyed smoking it. Never any problems....well except for "operator error" every now and then. If you're trying to avoid estates for now and you're working within a budget, that would be my choice. Here's a Savinelli Baronet Bruyere (814 EX) Pipes at Smoking Pipes .com for less than $60.