Butz-Choquin Ventrose pipes are unlike anything we've ever seen. The briar surface has a variegated pattern applied to it that has the appearance of decoupage. The stem is a faux-amber acrylic with yellow swirls, completing a singular package that will become a hallmark of your collection. Making these beautiful pipes even better is that the stem has a built-in adapter that allows it to be used without a filter, but if you prefer to use one, the adapter can be re-moved and a 9mm filter can be inserted. Of course, you can count on these pipes to deliver a great smoking experience, because of Butz-Choquin's legendary place in the industry. The engineering is always spot on and the reputation is well-deserved.