Hand Carved Meerschaum Sultan Pipe

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The History of Meerschaum

The noble Meerschaum is unique among pipes. Its mysterious properties make it a
perfect smoke and, at the same time, a work of art; a pipe highly prized by
the Connoisseur and beginning smoker alike. Meerschaum is a German word
meaning sea foam. The geologist knows the light, porous Meerschaum as
 hydrous magnesium silicate. The pipe smoker knows it as the perfect material
 for providing a cool, dry, flavorful smoke. The mineral itself is the fossilized
shells of tiny sea creatures that fell to the ocean floor over 50 million years ago,
there to be covered and compressed over the ages by layer upon layer of silt.
Profound movements in the earths crust raised the creamy white stone of
Meerschaum above sea level. There men eventually discovered it and
created an incomparable pipe from it. The first record of Meerschaum as a
 pipe dates from around 1723.

Hand Carved Meerschaum Sultan Pipe

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