Actual graining may vary.
Must confess...I've only had three pipes in my life. Two really cheap ones, too cheap to write home to mom about, and am currently nursing a Dagner Poker Corn Cob. I love the Dagner...but the stubby has stolen my heart. I know there may be better pipes out there, but it's all a matter of taste. I know way too many guys who would pick Ginger over Maryann, but me, I want Maryann...and the stubby is my Maryann. Feels good in my hand, feels good on my lips...offers up a long, smooth smoke, and is as cute as a button.