I really love sandblasted pipes. I also like unfinished pipes that take on color over the years so I went nuts when I first saw the Baraccini Strattura Naturale pipes. They come in a variety of classic shapes drawing from their Italian heritage, and each one has been sandblasted to show off the wood's rugged texture. But since there's no stain or finish applied, the pipe will darken and take on a unique character as it's smoked. The natural wood appearance is paired with durable acrylic stems made with black and red colors to evoke the look of Cumberland but without the oxidation. Baraccini Strattura Naturale pipes deliver quality, good looks, and all at a great price.
This pipe is just long enough. I like Natural Rustic versions of anything because they are cooler to the fingers, and because without paint or varnishes the Briar breaths or absorbs the tobacco tars/oils moisture better.