This pipe is a sandblast lover's dream. The ring grain that wraps around the bowl is deep and defined. I spent an extra hour with the pencil blaster to bring out a bit more texture, followed by a lighter over-all blast to even it all out. The rim has been left smooth to show off all the gorgeous birdseye. The mottled crushed amber acrylic saddle stem compliments the brown and gold stain. It has a comfortable button and thin bite.