Out of all my pipes, I somehow came to own a small, ugly little no-name pipe, clumsily rusticated and badly oxidized: One day, out of boredom I decided to try my hand at modifying it. Equipped with nothing but a thick pair of leather work gloves, and a large belt sander clamped upside-down in a vise, I got to work free-handing a cutty shape and shortening the shank: The final shape is barely 4 inches long from stem to stern, and was stained with nothing other than vintage reproduction color fountain pen ink, and polished with beeswax. This little guy has turned out to be my best smoker of the lot: It was a crazy hairbrained experiment that turned out out incredibly well! I was going for a "Devil Anse Hatfield" pipe. What do you think?