101 x (23x16) x (33x18) mm
Reconstructed (Stabilized) real Meerschaum / Sepiolith
Made with real Meerschaum from Turkey. Each piece is different in marbeling, color and structure. Pre shaped handle, allows for individual refinement.
Meerschaum is a low density natural occuring magnesium silicate. Meerschaum - also called Sepiolith - has been used predominantely in the 19th century for Pipes and jewelry. Natural Meerschaum is of a dark white color, but can age over use and time to a light brown tone.
Reconstructed Meerschaum is much easier to cut, sand and polish (compared to regular Meerschaum).
The process of reconstruction makes Meerschaum more solid and durable, easy to work, less brittle and less affected by humidity. Moreover, the age-discororation is stopped. Hence this process resembles the stabilization process. This material can be polished nicely.
Due to the reconstruction process, Meerschaum loses its open structure. We do not recommend using reconstructed Meerschaum for pipes, because the material will not "breathe" anymore.
Due to the high natural Meerschaum content, small voids and imperfections might appear. If desired, these can be easily fixed with Super Glue.
You get the very piece you click on !
Measurements are understood as: Length x (front end oval) x (back end oval) in mm