Do you know what's so unusual about this Luigi Viprati sandblasted Billiard? Absolutely nothing, and that's what's so perplexing. Viprati, after all, is one Italian pipe maker that doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word restraint; our archive is filled with wild Freehand "sitter" Fans, sinuous, Pesaro-inspired, spherical forms, and Baroque-like rusticated carving. This Billiard is conservative and as close to the traditional English shape as Luigi has ever been. At $70, it's a steal - a pipe you won't fuss over, just a quality little smoker, that will last and last.