Known for providing a cool and dry smoke, the Meerschaum Pipe is a high-quality pipe due to the porous nature of the soft white mineral meerschaum. It is the mineral’s porous nature that absorbs nicotine from the tobacco, causing Meerschaum Smoking Pipes to turn color with use. The color of each Meerschaum Pipe darkens over time, adding to its value. Starting out white, Meerschaum Smoking Pipes gradually move through various shades of yellow, orange, and red to a deep brown.
Meerschaum Smoking Pipes require no pre-burn and are ready to use from the start, thanks again to the non-burning mineral meerschaum. While the warm hues of golds, reds and browns definitely add an aesthetic quality to Meerschaum Smoking Pipes, the carvings add whimsy, elegance and personality. The softness of the mineral lends itself to carving. In our collection of Meerschaum pipes, you will find pipes ranging from the smooth eight sided panel half bent Meerschaum Pipe and simply shaped Churchwardens to the intricate and ornate carvings often associated with Meerschaum Smoking Pipes.
From carving portraits, animals, claws and skulls to fantasy, floral and medallion meerschaum pipes, each of our Master Carvers has a unique carving style. Are you interested in portraits of noted characters such as Santa Claus or Dr. Watson? Then look to the Meerschaum Smoking Pipes carved by one of our premier carvers, Erdogan Ege. Maybe you prefer a claw & skull or Indian carved by Yunus Ege, or one of the many beautifully detailed horses carved into several Meerschaum Pipes in Ramazan Karaca’s collection. Don’t be surprised by the whimsy and genius you will see in a Meerschaum pipe from the Yanik collection in the form of a pipe-smoking jockey (wearing a black cap and boots) with his dog resting atop a Meerschaum smoking pipe. From the Wizards & Dragons and Classic Claws in Salim Senar’s collection to the figure carvings of a Lady Viking w/ Eagle or Demon by Ismail Baglan, you will find a Meerschaum Pipe that fits your personality.
While exquisitely carved Meerschaum Smoking Pipes are available, we offer many standard shaped Meerschaum pipes made from affordable Turkish Block too. Each of these small, medium and large bowl Meerschaum Pipes comes with a custom fitted case. Whether you prefer a standard shape or a SMS Premium, you will be truly satisfied with the clean smoke and beautiful craftsmanship of one of our Meerschaum Smoking Pipes.