SMS Meerschaum Deep Bend Churchwarden Pipe
Black Vulcanite Stem
Fitted Case included shown in photos
Hand-carved from Turkey
Floral etching accenting on sides of shank
Meerschaum, translated from German means "sea foam." This name reflects the lightness in weight and whiteness in color. Meerschaum, a mineral (Hydrous Magnesium Silicate)
Meerschaum is considered by pipe smokers as the perfect material for a cool, dry smoke. The pipe itself is a natural filter that absorbs tar.
1-5/8" bowl height
3/4" bowl chamber
1.1 ounces in weight
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEERSCHAUM PIPES
Meerschaum is a very rare mineral, a kind of hard white clay. Light and porous structure of the pipe keeps the smoke cool and soft. The pipe itself is a natural filter which absorbs the nicotine. Meerschaum is a flavorful and beautiful pipe to own
Because of this peculiarity, meerschaum pipes slowly change their colors to different tones of gold and dark brown. This adds an esthetic enjoyment to its great smoking pleasure. The longer a pipe is smoked the more valuable it becomes due to the color change. Today many old and rare meerschaums have found a permanent place in museums and private collections.
Meerschaum pipes do not need pre-smoking to have a good quality performance. You can get perfect satisfaction with the very first smoking. All mouthpieces and pipe-cases are handmade individually after the production of the pipe. Each pipe is a hand crafted piece of art.