The fact that one rarely ever knows which of the top notch carvers that W.O. Larsen employed "got the green light" to carve a given pipe can either be cool, or a bit frustrating. Guess it depends on whether you are a "glass is half full, or half empty" kind of guy. Whoever was green-lit for this one did a fine job of creating a a jaw-dropping Stack. Easy if you are a machine, but a terror for a human.