This is a birthday present for my brother-in-law. I wanted to try and duplicate the pipe that Gandalf smoked in the Lord of the Rings. I wasn’t able to match the color perfectly, but it is close enough. It has a briar bowl, and a poplar stem. This is my first attempt at making a wooden stem, and I enjoyed the process. I’m not as pleased with the way poplar takes on stain, so the next time I make a wooden stem I’m going to use another type of hardwood. It does have a ‘worn’ look, which Gandalf’s seems to have.
It isn’t a perfect duplicate, but there aren’t a whole lot of reference images online that provide good enough perspective. I’m pleased with it overall.