This is a big pipe, one of those built for driving long distances with. One bowl will last you a long, long way! I left the the top rough on this one because I thought that it might give the pipe an interesting twist. The bowl fits my hand very comfortably. There are 2 surface fissures on the bowl, one on the bottom and one on the back of the bowl. And of course, the staining is marvellous! Great buy for somebody with a big appetite for smoking!