Crown Manola Sandpebble and Sandblast:
The Sandpebble is achieved by sandblasting the stummel, followed by smoothing, light golden staining, adding a medium brown stain to the sandblasted areas, then a final polish. However they do it, these are really neat-looking briars from one of Italy's largest factories, in five shapes in this Crown Manola Sandpebble line.
These Italian briars have a craggy sandblasted finish, topped off with a glossy black top coat. They run in the average size range and feel great in the hand. The look and feel may catch your attention, but what will seal the deal is the price. You can buy two or three Crown Manola Sandblast pipes for the price of one similar pipe.