This pipe was made from the last block of a batch of briar. Externally, the block looked to be full of promise, and I wanted to make use of the grain as best possible. Eventually I came up with this shape. Unfortunately the block didn't give me the results I was looking for. A good number of flaws and sandpits appeared during shaping. I really wanted to see how the shape evolve, so I left them as is. Lovely shape, lovely staining, shame about the flaws!