As most of you are aware, I like strange pipes, so when I saw this little curiosity I just had to have it. The pipe has a briar screw on bowl and a removable ball to aid in cleaning. The pipes stinger is in an odd place, since it enters the bowl rather than being attached to the mouth piece. Since it is very sharp, care must be taken when packing the bowl. I almost wonder if it was designed this way to allow the pipe to be used as a weapon.