Today, I received my Savinelli Autograph from Viking Pipes . Thank you Nathan! The pipe arrived on schedule and is in perfect shape. AND it smokes great! This pipe has a smooth finish sort of "shield" on the front, but the back and shank are rusticated. I haven't been able to get a pic that shows that off very well, but it looks really neat. It sits very stably on my desk, which is a feature I wasn't expecting. And I LOVE the irregular, sort of blobby shape to the bowl Thank you very much, Viking Pipes!