"Ebony" stamped on the bowl throws me a curve ball. So curvy, in fact, that it might as well hang in mid-air before rising up to smack me between the eyes. The only other times I've come across "ebony" on a pipe were when they were stained - ya know - black. Like ebony. Getting past this brain freeze allows me to take more notice on the sleek shaping of a Dublin-Poker with enough variation (oval stem) to be really interesting.