I rusticated another poker today, this one I decided to keep the entire bowl rusticated with exception of the rim. The base pipe was sanded down completely, stained blood red, rusticated with a dremel tool using engraving bits, then stained jet black (except on the rim).
Between buffing the pipe with tripoli and white diamond, I re-applied the black stain to keep it nice and dark. The rim ended up looking quite nice with the blood red.
I’m not as happy with the rustication job I did on this, but it still looks pretty darn good if you ask me.