With a bit of distance, say two or three feet, this briar appears to bear a tan sandblast. So imagine my surprise when I picked it up and held it closer, to find the stain suddenly displaying a lot more warmth - what I could best describe as "very
tawny". I have to say it does work very well, combined with a sandblasted texture, and judging by the luminous loveliness of the polished rim, it's no slouch at complementing smooth briar either.
- Eric N. Squires