Genuine Meerschaum Lined Olive Wood Pipe

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Seller: anatolia04 (420) 99.6%, Location: Sachse, Texas, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 133283258684 Bowl made of Olive Wood and inside lined Meerschaum. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. Length: 5.5", Width: 1.5", Height: 1.75", Depth: 1.25",Bowl inner diameter:0.75" OLIVE WOOD Olive wood pipes have long been considered to be sleeping gems. Superior to briar root in some aspects and not used by many artisans, makes for instant collector pieces and a fantastic addition to anyones pipe collectors.Briar is the most popular material for making pipes. Materials like Meerschaum, corn cobs and hardwoods such as cherry, olive wood, walnut are also popular choices. Olive wood is a hardwood which is cream or yellowish-brown with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. The curly, widely spaced, wavy grain gives Olive wood that distinct look. The growth rings of the hardwood trees is what creates the grain patterns. Unlike Briar which is a root. Briar’s grain is not the same which is why you get some patterns like birds-eye. Olive wood is the quintessential hardwood. Olive wood is actually harder than briar, it is also denser. The uniformly distributed pores in the growth rings gives Olive wood its distinctive properties. . It results in a very durable and hard wood, which makes it an ideal choice for pipe-making. When olive wood pipes are first completed, they are usually a very light beige in color with distinctive grain surrounding the bowl, shank and bottom of the pipe. There might be some darker areas than others in the grain but for the most part the pipe is light in color. When you smoke an Olive wood pipe the grain darkens. They smoke dry and there is no taste of “olive oil” in the smoke as some might suspect. Olive wood smokes cooler. Olive wood pipes are somewhat hard to find. There have been only a relative few carvers using Olive wood. They really are the hidden gems of the pipe world. WHAT IS MEERSCHAUM? Meerschaum" is a German word meaning literally, "sea-foam.Meerschaum is a hydrous magnesium silicate;. It is formed underground under hydrothermal processes under the influence of high pressure and high heat .A Meerschaum pipeis a smoking pipemade A Meerschaum pipeis a smoking pipefrom the mineral sepiolite. Meerschaum (/ˈmɪərʃɔːm/MEER-shawmor /ˈmɪərʃəm/MEER-shəm, German for foam of the sea) is sometimes found floating on the Black Seaand is rather suggestive of sea-foam, hence the German origin of the name, as well as the French name for the same substance écume de mer. Meerschaum is produced in different places like Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Mexico, Madrid, and Nairobi; however, they are unimportant in quantity and low in quality. Meerschaum with the highest quality is found in Eskisehir, Turkey.The province of Eskişehir in Central Anatolia Turkey is considered the cradle of today's meerschaum pipes. It has been used extensively for pipe bowls and is highly prized because it carves easily, holds wonderful detail, and, when smoked over a long period of time, takes on a glass-like surface and deep plum-red color. When smoked, Meerschaum pipes gradually change color, and old, etc. it is lightly adhesive WHY BUY MEERSCHAUM? Simply put, because it affords a unique smoking experience. Meerschaum is the most flavorful and beautiful pipe you can own. Meerschaum - one of the most porous substances found in nature - acts as a filter, absorbs tobacco tars and nicotine, and yields a most satisfying smoke. Meerschaum smokes cool and dry with a flavor unrivaled by any other pipe. As it ages, meerschaum colors a rich honey-brown, improving both in appearance and taste. . THE MAINTENANCE OF A MEERSCHAUM PIPEMeerschaum Pipes - with a minimum of proper care - will last for a lifetime. They will not burn out as briars do.Here are few suggestions that will add to your smoking enjoyment and prolong the life of your meerschaum pipe Do not be afraid to handle or hold your meerschaum with clean hands. Remember, you purchased a meerschaum primarily for your smoking pleasure. The "added" pleasure you derive from a meerschaum is watching it color as you smoke it. The conventional wisdom on this topic is that handling a meerschaum while warm removes the beeswax coating on the pipe, which highlights its coloring. While this is true, only the purist - the smoker far more concerned with the look of his pipe than his own smoking pleasure - need worry about it. Meerschaum is a more fragile material than briar, and while warm it is even softer and thus more prone to damage. It is strongly advised that you wait for the pipe to completely cool down before cleaning or taking it apart for any purpose. Remove the stem of your meerschaum by pulling it and twisting it CLOCKWISE while supporting the shank with your fingers. Replace the stem by pushing it and twisting it CLOCKWISE also. This ensures that the mortise connector always remains screwed into the shank, since unscrewing the mortise can cause the threads in meerschaum to wear out in time. A little care here will be repaid through a lifetime of smoking pleasure. Do not tap your meerschaum against a hard surface. If you tap it in your palm, be sure to support the shank firmly with your hand. This is sound advice for briar pipe smokers also. To empty a meerschaum, tip it upside down, and if the ash does not fall out on its own use a pipe tool gently to loosen it. Do not let a cake develop in a meerschaum. Therefore do not worry about "breaking in" your meerschaum. Meerschaum pipes, unlike briars, do not burn and hence need not be protected by a carbon cake. Besides, the meerschaum is softer than the cake and it may crack very easily, since the cake expands with heat faster than the meerschaum does. You can ream it out, but you should be very careful in the process; the reamer will remove meerschaum faster than cake, so you need to watch for spots where you have reamed away the cake and stay away from those. Use a sharp-edged, blunt-ended tool. Avoid digging into the heel of the pipe when cleaning the graft hole by not allowing the pipe cleaner to extend too far into the bowl. The meerschaum is WET and SOFT in the heel immediately after a smoke.It is not recommended to use pipe sweeteners in meerschaum pipes. The porous mineral will be soaked with the sweetener causing it to lose its functionality. Never use wet or alcohol clothes or paper towels on meerschaum! Just use a dry one. Condition: New, Handmade: Yes, Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey, Featured Refinements: Vintage Smoking Pipe

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