Tsuge Urushi Pipes utilize a traditional art form to create some of the most visually striking pipes we've ever seen. But they're not just pretty faces. Tsuge's reputation for precision engineering means that these bamboo-shanked briars will smoke as well as any Tsuge pipe. The term urushi refers to the method of applying lacquer to the briar and bamboo surfaces to create a glossy finish that allow for intricate designs to be applied. The finish will easily stand up to normal use assuring that your Urushi pipe will look great for the long term. Included is a matching black bamboo tamper that only adds to the uniqueness of the pipe. These stunning pipes almost look too nice to use, but just think of the admiring look on the face of anyone who sees it.