No it's not made with alligator! But the rusticated finish is certainly crafted that way, and beautifully so. The result? Eye-catching, that's for sure. The smoking experience? Outstanding. Which puts these pipes on pipe collector's radars - they're that elegant and that unusual. In other words, exceptional. At CupOJoes our goal is to make you happy, and we're quite certain the Savinelli Alligator will, especially at our prices.