Crown Rustic Black pipes have been rusticated in such a way that from a distance they look as though they have been sandblasted. The rims have been left smooth and stained red with a black contrast. The stems appear to be unfiltered, but that's because they've been fitted with a 9mm to 3mm adapter. If you would prefer to use a filter, just pull the adapter out and you're ready to go. At this price, you might want to buy a few to keep in the workshop, the car, or wherever it would be handy.