Here's a nicely worked and finely decorated piece of glorified firewood.
No, I don't really mean it's glorified firewood, it's actually part of this
and is made from African blackwood, silver engraved slides and ferrules and fake ivory mounts.
(finger-pipe) alone would set you back several hundred pounds sterling, and a whole set costs several thousand.
This is (one of) my husband's set(s). I myself own three sets, two of which are antiques (still in fine working order), and one of which has solid ivory mounts, ferrules and decorative bits. I have no idea what that would cost nowadays, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it's also in the thousands. Between us we have 6 of these lurking around our home.