When describing a batch of pipes, sometimes it can feel rather laborious: the aesthetic may be dull and uninspired, the shape a little too traditional or generic, the grain... let's just say, unkempt. The Savinelli Autograph Freehands, however, always provide me with a pipe that's easy to write about, as I generally like them... a lot. The aesthetic, being the thing that usually strikes me first, is pleasantly rustic and earthy, yet, because of the strip of partial sandblast, gives us a taste of refinement and a welcomed change in hue tonality, as well. And don't get me started on the stacked bowl and deep chamber. Without going into too much detail, just know they are substantial.