"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
She's got flaws and I need to repolish the stem but for my first pipe completed in over a year, not bad I think!
Good work sir, keep it up things will get better for you. With out seeing it in person I would say the Briar had its own idea.
You are correct sir! Though in my limited experience briar ALWAYS has its own idea. The trick is to find the pipe within the block. This one, the flaws are all stem related. That and the crappy look the mother of pearl cap gave it.
I hope to be half as good as my dog believes me to be.