This was one of those pipes that just sort of happened! I originally thought that I want a long horn extension, about half the length of the shank. Then I thought to myself that the shank is pretty decent, so I might as well keep it. With one thing after the other, I also decided to keep the plateaux top and also changed from my go-to ebonite stem to this faux amber acrylic. I really like how this "on the wim" changes ended up!