Every pipe brand has that one special collection. And while the Reserve is most definitely not Rattray's only special series, it is without a doubt near the top. The magic behind Rattray's Reserve tobacco pipes is the natural finished briar; only a thin layer of oil has been applied to the surface of the briar. This means that the wood, for all it is, is put on an unadulterated display. If there was one single imperfection in the briar it would stand out to even the most untrained eye. The pipe also comes with a hand cut cumberland stem, a feature that most manufactures shy away from nowadays.