Looking at my blocks, I am starting to get a pretty big collection of big half-moon pieces. These show up with almost every order, and at first I was kind of excited about them, but you can only make so many hunting-horns, too, and I started putting them aside. Well, to hell with it, I’m going to make pipes with them. The nice thing is, you can get a good long-shanked pipe out of these moons, often with nice grain. The piece in question had absolutely nothing going on in that department, just a swirling mess of briar, so I cut a Sea Rock style rustication into it. Very light at 26g, this is not a super long pipe, it fits well within norms at 5 1/2″ long. Squat and a little square, kind of a low-slung approach to a Canadian shape. Ebonite stem has a faux-horn ring on it. Other than that, it’s black with just a peek of wood-tone underneath. Chamber is 13/16″ by about 1 1/4″. I did the bad thing and coated it with a neutral carbon mix – the pipe looked like second-hand garbage in photos without the bowl coat.