As briar pipes go this shape is, in my mind up there with the best. It feels really comfortable to hold and according to my pipe friend Nigel it is the perfect companion whilst trying to catch the elusive brown trout. I have shortened the acrylic stem some what and added the silver band. The contrast with the pale briar is eye catching. Click on the picture to enlarge. I must say that this particular briar pipe is a joy to hold and will give it’s owner hours of relaxation and pleasure, hour, after hour, after hour.