As you may have noticed, this is a rather unusual briar. Oh, the smooth lines and easy bend are no different than any other Sixten-designed "30" shape, but the grain displayed by its briar is another matter. Flame grain - Check. Birdsey - Check. Ring Grain - Check. And there you have it. Despite being a smooth-polished pipe, the contrast finish of this Stanwell quite clearly brought out the pattern of this briar's growth rings.
- Eric N. Squires