I really like the size, design and carving on this pipe. The stopper is convenient and you can pack less than a full bowl and put the stopper in and have it ready for later. I really like the tortoise shell design on the stopper and stem. I took it to a pipe event recently and received a lot of comments and several expressed interest in getting a Tortuga after seeing mine.
Great pipe, well made, cool smoking with the balsa filters. Sharp look to it and very comfortable to hold in hand. I like that it's not as cumbersome as a churchwarden but easier to hold than a shorter pipe. Break in was easy and I look forward to a long future with this pipe.