When I saw the fabulous grain and the super condition of this pipe in the tray, I just assumed that I was about to describe a pipe from the 2000's. I flip the pipe over to find that I am a mere five decades off! As previously mentioned, the grain of this pipe is superlative. leaning more to fan and vertical than ring. The bit has that charming, subtly flared button of the Dunhill's of yesteryear.