I really like this pipe. When I got it, I was a bit put off by how thick the stem is. I couldn't clench it between my teeth. Once I put a rubber bit guard on it, it was MUCH better. I highly recommend getting a rubber bit guard for this pipe if you like to clench. All-in-all it is a quality pipe with a large bowl. I really like it.
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.
Wow, what else can I say?!! Gorgeous pipe! The silver band adds a great look to this already beautiful pipe. The draw is perfect! Oh and the bowl on this thing is HUGE! Totally happy with this purchase, will buy Savinelli's all day long!
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.