In the "bargain and workhorse" category, I have mostly Missouri Meerschaum, Grabow and Kaywoodie. I am happy with them all.

In the "remarkably good pipe in a medium-level factory" category, I really like estate GBDs and Petersons. Blakemar gets an honorable mention.

In the "premium, higher-grade factory" estate pipe category Dunhill and Charatan get the nod.

In the artisan category, my Bannard pot is an outrageously good smoker and really a great value.