Meerschaum pipes are hard carved from a mineral known as Sepiolite. Meerschaum pipes are valued by collectors and smokers alike, providing a cool, dry, flavorful smoke. Imported from Turkey, these pipes are of a specially carved Meerschaum formulation, made by Royal Meerschaum's exclusive process used only for making this line of small to medium sized pipes. Due to the increased scarcity and cost of solid block meerschaum, Royal Meerschaum developed this line to be affordable for everyone. Each pipe is hand detailed and inspected for consistency in quality.