The bowl here instantly arouses the Cobra shape freehand smoking pipe with its protruding vanguard and rearward-slopping rim. It ascends upward and forward from a flat, sure-sitting heel and exudes an active stance that immediately captures the attention. The shank kicks high from the bowl and marries a cooper-decorated bent shank stem of jet-black ebonite with a boxwood hat, its downturn encouraging a relaxed smoking stance. A contrasting finish dresses the stummel and highlights soft tendrils of straight grain along the smoking pipe bowl’s sides as they rise toward a rim inhabited with whorls of birdseye.