I have a few of them around and rarely, if ever smoke them. None of them are very high quality pipes, just figurals that were probably sold as gifts / curios. I would happily smoke something like an IMP, Altinok, or Baki in a more traditional pipe shape. I try not to drop my pipes no matter what they're made of. Even a hardy Falcon or a cheap cob hitting the floor gives me a sick feeling in my stomach.