Meerschaum XXL Calabash Pipe: Sherlock Holmes Style with 7cm bowl (10cm x 20cm)
Meerschaum (transl. "Sea Foam") is a rare mineral mostly found in Turkey. It has a light and porous structure which, when used to make pipes, keeps the smoke cool and soft. The pipe itself becomes a natural filter which absorbs nicotine. Due to this property, Meerschaum pipes slowly change their colour to different tones of gold and dark brown over the years. The longer a pipe is used, the more valuable it becomes due to the colour change. Today many old rare Meerschaums have found a permanent place in museums and private collections.
These pipes are made of high quality Eskisehir Meerschaum which is known to be amongst the finest available. Unlike Briar, Meerschaum does not burn. Meerschaum pipes do not need pre-smoking to have a good quality performance. You can get perfect satisfaction from the very first smoke.
Meerschaum is damaged by water & cleaning products and should only be cleaned with a dry or damp cloth.
This huge Calabash pipe measures in at 10cm high by 20cm long with a bowl diameter of 7cm. The bowl which is carved from a single piece of Meerschaum is easily removed for cleaning and the gourd (main body) is made from wood.
This special pipe comes with a padded storage case for protection.