The name is De Luxe for a reason. Stanwell is very selective when it come to this series of pipes. The brown polished De Luxe briars are chosen for having outstanding grain, which is complemented by a warm, golden-brown color.
What a great pipe! The description called this a Dublin, but it's a Bullcap if I've ever seen one. It has a nice easy draw, and passes a pipe cleaner as easily as if the draft hole was drilled with the stem attached to the shank. It smokes beautifully. Did I say beautiful? If you like old school pipes with a high polish, and glossy finish, you'll love the finish on these pipes! The grain of the briar is as fine and beautiful as you would expect in a much more expensive pipe. The fit of the stem to the shank is impeccable. This is sure to be a favorite if you like your' pipes to be pretty, as well as functional. De Luxe is not a buzzword here, this Stanwell is the real thing!