SOLDThis pipe came from a block of red briar. I call it red briar because, obviously, it is reddish in appearance and very dense and heavy wood. It is near impossible to blast, but fortunately is almost always nicely grained. This pipe is no exception, because the grain is fabulous. Radiating straight grain on the sides, and exploding birdseye on the front. The shank cap is mammoth ivory and the stem is black ebonite. A pipe cleaner passes easily. The pipe is on the extra large size.