To start off with I need to give you a little back story. My grandfather passed away in May of this year and being the very kind, loving, gentile man that he was he gave all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren some money. My grandfather was also a pipe smoker a long time ago. During the preparation of the funeral I was told quite a few stories of how grandpa used to always have his pipe billowing away no matter what the situation was. So what I was thinking of doing with my money was to buy a pipe that I could always have to enjoy and remember my grandfather by. Then someday be able to pass that pipe down to my children along with the stories that I remembered from my grandfather.
So with that being said I've only dreamed about being able to spend what I would call "big" money on a pipe. So I'm looking to pick your brains for some ideas on a very good pipe that will stand the test of time. I'm looking to spend $500.00 on said pipe and want a good one. With that being said I know there are going to be numerous ideas and just as many makers but I'm not one to buy a dunhill pipe just because of the name. I'm just looking for some ideas....
Thanks in advance for your help.