Ok... it's a straight and it's blasted. So even though I've seen some straights I like, and some blasts I thought were quite nice (It's mainly the rustications I don't care for so much)I'm usually not going to like it. I'm a smooth bent pipe kind of guy. Even a subtle blend is all it takes for it to catch my eye really. So by all rights, I shouldn't like that pipe... But WOW! That thing is an absolute beauty! Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen a pipe of yours I didn't like. Well done, Zack. I think many a pipeman would be proud to have it. Keep it up
Thanks guys! Yep- just got the gear setup last week. It takes about 5 rounds of blasting to get it to that point. The final stage was buffing to give some light highlights to the overall black finish- matched up nicely with the B&W ebony...
Kinda nice? I'm with petes03, I think it looks GREAT! As others have said, I also really like the rim, he contrast in texture, and color between the stain and the natural birdseye is a winner. The stem detail echoes the contrast, very, very well done!