There are well over 30 different standard pipes shapes and hundreds of freehand creations. Our list will only cover the most popular shapes. When choosing a pipe, there is never a right or wrong choice. It is completely a matter of personal preference. When choosing a new smoker you may want to consider more than just its shape or appearance. You may want to think about its' size and weight and the material it is made from.
Personally, selecting a new pipe is a lot like the wand selection process in the Harry Potter books and movies. I believe that the pipe chooses its owner, not the other way around. Every pipe that I own has "spoken" to me in one way or another. Every pipe has a meaning and a strong tie to a memory. So, when you are looking for a new pipe, listen and let the pipe choose you!