Once again Stanwell is ready with annual Pipe of The Year. This year they have focused on the natural material, and have crafted a pipe in harmony with the briar itself. This freehand highlights the natural grain and the briar plateaux and sits well in the hand. The silver ring on the shank in engraved Stanwell 2020. This is the sandblasted version with 9 mm. filter option. This one does not come in the pipe of the year deluxe box.