The upsides to under-cut latticework carving on a meerschaum are that they can provide a more interesting look as the pipe takes color, and that they can serve to make it a bit cooler in hand as well. The down side is that the finish is a might bit more delicate, too. This bent Ball has, unfortunately, has been chipped at one spot over on the lower right face. Nonetheless, it still offers a light, pure-smoking pipe at a good price.
- Eric N. Squires