This is an oil cured Squatch. I don't know how many he was ever successful with, but a couple (or more) years ago, we had an identical hair in our butts about oil curing. I was glowing in the light of some some o/c twin bore Radices, and he had been trying to get some some secrets from Lee Von I won't tell you anything, reading up on Dunhill lore, and generally, we were hot on oil. I got this in the mail, the first pipe he had stuck in the oven, and I was the Guinea pig. From the first match, I knew I had dumbass lucked into magic. The taste was surreal, indescribable, just tobacco, with a tinge of pine, maybe cedar but the taste of the tobacco was surreal, it was, of course, a latakia blend, and the sharp-ish pine/cedar, combined with the old leather and sea salt of the latakia blend was something I'll never forget, and never replicate in another pipe. Here's to trying something crazy, something that never works very well very often. A stunningly, almost otherworldly comfortable bit, a bit of luck, and some briar oil baked to success at 350 for a while. I wish you all a pipe this good.