I immediately opened my package to get at my pipe, a black ebony pipe, the first real quality pipe I've purchased since the early 80's. My first reaction was wow this a a really nice quality pipe! The pipe seems to be bigger and longer the 6" that it is supposed to be but I'm totally fine with it. I will be ordering more long wooden pipes for me and my pipe connoisseur buddy. I like stone pipes as well so lets see?