I won't waste too much of your time; this is certainly the kind of briar that must be "snatched up" with haste. Rainer Barbi made amazing pipes and is considered one of the world's best artisans. He sadly passed away in 2011, making his work even more collectible. If you know anything about his grading system, then you know how rare it is to see an "A0". It is not surprising that Barbi elected to grade this beauty so highly; the grain is truly amazing and the shaping achingly graceful. Undoubtedly a prized piece in any collection, this is a perfect example of the Master's work. Why are you still listening to me? BUY IT, ALREADY!
- Shane Ireland