Figural pencil in shape of a pipe. The pencil extends and retracts just fine, and the lead itself propels and retracts from within the nozzle perfectly as well. The pipe appears to be carved from burled walnut or something similar in tone and grain. The pencil is white metal, not silver, although it may have been plated at one time. It measures just over 4.4cm closed and 6.3cm when fully extended.