The Vincenzo Serena Black Sandblast Pipe Shape 808 is a well-crafted pipe. This is a briar pipe, made in Italy, with an acrylic stem. The pipe stem has a metal “stinger” filter to help remove tar; if you’d prefer, you can remove the stinger and smoke the pipe without it. Comes with a “Vincenzo Italian Pipes” bag and box. Vincenzo Pipes are headquartered in Montreal, Canada and are known for old-world craftsmanship. The plastic stand in the pictures is for photography purposes only and is not included.