If you want a pipe that spans classic and contemporary, then the Nording Hunter '08 Woodcock Pipe is for you. The shape is as traditional as they come - a stout, straight billiard with a fairly thick shank. The finish is a golden-brown with a gloss polish - nothing out of the ordinary there. But the stem is where this pipe takes a contemporary turn. It's brilliant acrylic in alternating stripes of black and gold, in a kind of a "bumblebee" pattern. The acrylic stem of the Nording Hunter '08 Woodcock Pipes is extremely durable and will never oxidize.