Mastro Geppetto pipes are Italian Artisan pipes, they are made in the same factory as Ser Jacopo from "extra extra" grade Italian briar. Some of the shapes are very similar to that of Ser Jacopo but at a much more reasonable price. The pipes come in a range of different finishes and have an acrylic stem. The smooth/liscia models are graded 1 is the lowest and ranging upwards. These grades reflect the grain and imperfections in the seasoned briar.