Staring at the blocks last week, I wanted to make a nice big bent, I haven’t had one for awhile, and I started looking at a 1/2 moon that’s been sitting there for… I dunno, for a long while. Cleaned up the block, and maybe…. maybe. And sure enough, it did just what I hoped – an interesting good quality grain, nice symmetry. This is Italian wood, and for some reason, the block was hard as a rock, a really difficult carve. Passes a cleaner easy – the mortise is short and fat, no ramping at all. Ebonite and mystery wood (I will endeavor to identify it, padauk or something?) on the stem. This pipe is near 6″ button to chin, and weighs 70 g. Chamber is about 1 7/8″ tall by 13/16″, a good size for lots of things (chugging big bowls of Skiff if I get my hands on it).