I never tested one of my pipes yet, but this week my friend Melvin Mifsud from Malta, photographer and pipe smoker as me) came to visit us to our country and stayed some days at home.
I gave him the pipe with whale shape and he tested it after the dinner.
He said that it smokes perfectly, but that’s not because of my… the kit where pre drilled. But anyway I’m very happy to see that it has been smoked.
I have the opinion that a pipe is not a pipe until it is smoked.
PS: The bad thing is to know that Melvin mostly smokes aromatics… poor pipe 😛
Joan is smoking right now: Chacom Sport + Capstan Gold.