Dock, I've seen one of these in person. Pictures cannot do it justice. It's an amazing creation. Eltang is always innovative and creative, and he has an aesthetic sense second to none. I once said that it would be impossible for him to make an ugly pipe. I stand by that today. From a purely design perspective, the guy is truly top-tier.
I don't know if I would buy one of these, even if I could drop that kind of coin on it. And, if I had it, I don't know if I'd ever smoke it. None of that matters, really. It is just an amazing expression of coolness.