I commissioned this pipe from Sas after reading about six thousand pages of gushing zealous praise for the pipes that he produces. I wanted a billiard bowl about equiv of my Dunhill size 4. I also wanted a fishtail stem with a smaller than usual button on the end. Saddle stem. This would match that Dunhill in my "somewhat small" pipe bag. He offered me a cumberland type stem and I went for that and just asked him to make a "neat match" on the stain and a rusticated finish. Today the pipe arrived today, thank God. I was dying waiting. The pipe is rusticated beautifully with stain on it that is bright, almost orange. It appears almost like a light colored leather from a distance. Beautiful to my eye. The stem is a perfect fit. I noticed that it was counter sunk and that is a nice touch. Its heavier than my Dunhill of the same size, but it is also shorter. This means when I hold it in my teeth there isn't as much leverage. So it about breaks even. The button on the BST is about one the same level of comfort as the Dunhill for mouthfeel. The BST is wider at the widest point of the button but has more slope and quickly slims down. The lines on the Dunhill stem are more graceful on the F/T, but the BST fits the edge of my mouth perfectly. The overall finish of this pipe is good. There are several small pits or blemishes on the bowl that keep it from 10/10 status. The hollow of the mouthpiece is not even on both sides. The stem is not marked and thus it is somewhat difficult to know top from bottom when putting the pipe together. Now that is a testament to how well shaped it is. I might offer the suggestion to Sas to put a dot or something to know the orientation of the stem. Very much looking forward to getting it broken in and reviewing its smoking characteristics. Now off to smoke the first bowl of the day.