I am so pleased to own an original piece of history, my pipe. This pipe is beautiful and is going to do me well around the campfire. I am very pleased with my pipe, if you are a pipe smoke i recommend this highly or even if you collect antiques. Though 1796 is on the pipe makes even more collectable.
I have had a positive experience with Samson and the purchase of a 1796 pipe.
It was as described and will go nicely with a period pipe box.
Since it is over 200 years it would have be nice to have the provenance, I think this would only enhance the 1796 pipes.