This is one of the shapes I like to make very much. The shape is bold and in the same time it can be very light and comfortable.
This particular pipe has very nice straight grain and the birds eyes on teh bottom are fantastic. Experimenting with new finish methods, this become one of the best examples of light brown contrast stain and smooth finish.
And the Finalized pipe
It becomes a little darker than expected. My presumption is that this was caused of the particular briar piece.