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The Beginners Guide to Using and Buying Meerschaum Pipes and What Tobacco is Best


A high-quality meerschaum pipe can provide an unparalleled pipe smoking experience. However, as with just about everything else in life, not all meerschaum smoking pipes are created equal. In this post, we’re going to take a close look at these distinctive pipes, the material they’re made from, and how the meerschaum novice can make sure […]

History of Meerschaum


The use of briar wood, beginning in the early 1820s, greatly reduced demand for clay pipes and, to a lesser degree, meerschaum pipes. The qualities of meerschaum were combined with those of briar pipes by lining briar pipes with meerschaum bowls. Some smokers[who?] believe that meerschaum-lined briar pipes give the porosity and sweet-smoking qualities of […]