Meerschaum Pipe what makes them Special

 

by  Samil Sermet,

Meerschaum pipes came into being over 300 years ago when artisans discovered the beauty of Meerschaum. Meerschaum is used for more than just pipes. Meerschaum is used for pipes for several reasons. Pipe smokers like the intricate designs that can be carved into the pipes. Meerschaum pipes are prized by owners the world over. Meerschaum pipes can be purchased wherever fine tobacco products are sold.

Meerschaum is a mineral that is easy to engrave or carve. The best Meerschaum is reported to come from the country of Turkey. Located primarily in the small town of Eskisehir, it is a mineral comprised mainly of hydrous magnesium silicate. The mineral is soft and dug from the earth in large lumps. Meerschaum pipes came into being over 300 years ago when artisans discovered the beauty of Meerschaum. Meerschaum is used for more than just pipes. There are sculptures, figures, and more that are carved out of this fantastic material.

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