Meerschaum and Calabash Pipes
Meerschaum is a natural mineral formed millions of years ago.
It is mined 20-80 meters below ground in Turkey and Tanzania, with the Tanzanian version being somewhat younger. It is a complex magnesium silicate that contains 42.5% silicon, 42.5% magnesium and 15% clay, carbonic acid, and water - it is, so to speak, a very soft type of stone.
And it makes great tobacco pipes! There are those who religiously smoke nothing but Meerschaum pipes, claiming it provides a cleaner taste and experience, and they also greatly enjoy the fact that the material, when used for smoking, will change colour during the years.
It takes a long time but from its white beginnings it will move through phases of yellow and brown until it becomes almost completely black.
Pipes - The Danish Pipe Shop
At The Danish Pipe Shop in Copenhagen, Denmark you find the largest selection of tobacco pipes in Northern Europe: Tom Eltang, Kurt Balleby, Anne Julie, Manduela, Tao, Stanwell, Peter Heding, Neerup Pipes, Poul Winsløw Pipes, Ascorti, Caminetto, Dagner, Dunhill, Castello, Volkan, Brandon Brooks, Vesterholm Pipes, Suhr Pipes, Bay Pipes and many more!