Throughout decades Jobey pipes were mainly sold in the USA, Canada and England but remained almost unknown in continental Europe. The bulk of Jobeys was predominantly made according to classical patterns and mainly in the lower to middle price range. The predominant judgment of the pipe smokers reads: "A well made pipe for the price." So there is hardly anything very special or exciting about Jobey pipes. "The briar root Jobey insists upon for its peer of pipes is left untouched to grow, harden and sweeten for 100 years. [...] Jobey uses only the heart of this century old briar and only one out of 500 bowls turned measures up to the rigid Jobey specifications." 99.80% of cull... that makes the layman marveling!