Let's start off by saying this is one beautiful pipe. The carved bowl in the gorgeous red stone has flecks of color in it from the natural stone and the carving is minimal so as not to intrude on it's natural beauty. The stem is beautifully painted or burned or stamped or something, it's awesome! And the mini Churchwarden mouthpiece balances everything perfectly. Just look for yourself. It smokes wonderfully, with a nice cool easy draw. If you haven't bought one of these stone pipes yet, you owe it to yourself to try one and check out Rekamepip's Etsy shop. He's got lots of estate pipes as well as his incredible Rock Pipes.