RANGE OF SIZES
Extra Extra Large / Extra Large / Large
Medium / Small
The pictured medium heads (in fitted cases) and small heads (boxed) are a sample selection of what is available. What you receive when you order through Safeshop may differ from the actual pipes on the website.
June 23, 2010
WE HOPE TO HAVE MORE COMING SOON!
has been written about Meerschaum and its contribution to the artistic
aspect of Pipe Smoking. But it is for its practical properties that most
Meerschaum Smokers appreciate it. Lightness,
power of absorption, length
of life, and the purity
of tobacco flavours achieved by this rare
mineral are a real joy to the user.
Medium Shapes (in fitted cases)
Heads - Only Shah shape still in stock
54-SvMedHead - Only Shah still in stock - R695.00
then the feel -
satin smooth or beautifully carved and usually presented in a fitted case.
Meerschaum is called
the "Emperor of
addition, Meerschaum is really quite sturdy -
not like eggshells. It will
normally take a fall
onto a carpeted floor without any problem
tiles may be a different matter).
has also played its part in technically improving the Meerschaum pipe.
The modern mouthpiece is made of synthetic material - not traditional
amber, which is not really suitable for pipe mouthpieces as it is brittle,
hard on the teeth and very difficult to bend. The peg too has changed
for the better. Today it is made from Teflon and it works on a simple
push-pull principle. No more thread problems.
To remove the mouthpiece, twist it in a clockwise
direction and gently pull. When replacing, push and twist in the clockwise
direction. This ensures that you wont accidentally unscrew the Teflon
fitting from the shank which, in time, may damage the thread.
buy our meerschaums from Turkey and
thanks to the personal attention our orders
the pipes we are sent are the very best available
in both quality and
form. However, due to the shortage
of good meerschaum, we don't know exactly
what we will get.
Small Heads ~ Only 2 shapes in stock (boxed)
54-SvSmlHead - Only Ottoman & Pirate available - R395.00
|If you consider
all the positive aspects
of a Meerschaum you will see why it
the investment. A good Meerschaum is no more expensive than
Briar and it may have
twice the life.
It's worth thinking about.
Link to Meerschaum
|RANGE OF SIZES
Extra Extra Large / Extra Large / Large /Medium / Small
damaged Meerschaum of Grandfather's:
In theory it is simple to replace the mouthpiece (with a black one).
It would be fitted with a teflon peg and lining to the shank, not
a screw-in fitting, and that is excellent. However older meerschaums
are very brittle and often crumble. If the broken pieces of meerschaum
have to be glued it can go smoothly or can look like a jigsaw puzzle.
Then a band could be fitted and this may not be flush. The shank is
often tapered and then fitting a silver band is a nightmare. The pipe
will be smokeable, and it will have character! But it usually won't
be the same as before it was broken.