Project closed. Sorry, I deside to make pipes only by my main brand. I lowered prices, so sandblasted BONDAREV pipes are as affordable, as SASHA pipes. I will not make new SASHA pipes in close future.
SASHA pipes are affordable handmade smoking pipes from Latvian pipe maker Alexandr Bondarev. Unlike Bondarev pipes, my main brand, which are always unique, SASHA pipes are made in small series: 3-5 same pieces at once. That way I can offer you the same perfectly made pipe for the lower price.
For my SASHA pipes I use absolutely the same briar from the same supplier. Mouthpieces for SASHA pipes are made literaly from one rod with Bondarev pipes. The engineering and production quality are the same too. But the price is some lower because pipes are not unique, and are never smooth.