MBSD Meerschaum Deluxe Calabash Block Meerschaum Pipe, Briar-Mortise [SOLD OUT]

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At MBSD we sell a lot of high-grade, high-quality pipes from various iconic makes, but the pipes we’re most proud of are our meerschaums. Right from the beginning, we wanted to offer the best smoking meers on the market, and to do this, we had them made with two distinct features. First, we made sure that they were made with block meerschaum that was carefully selected to be the most lightweight, pure, and porous available, meaning it would also color more quickly and evenly as it is smoked. Second, for our Deluxe meerschaums, we had the pipes made with a patented Briar-Mortise system that is closer to the stem connection on a briar pipe than a standard meerschaum. This is because, on our Deluxe models, the mortise is made from briar itself, while the tenons used are made from Delrin. This allows for more precision construction of the pipe’s draft hole, as well as a general extra durability and longevity.

The calabash is one of the oldest and most recognizable shapes in modern pipe-making. Typically they were fashioned from gourds, with meerschaum only comprising the cap of the design. They were – and are – very large. For this Deluxe, I wanted to offer something like that classic shape, but also have something that is 1) far more ergonomic and portable than a traditional calabash, and 2) makes the very most of the high-grade meerschaum we have available, as gourd itself does not color like meerschaum does. This was the result, which I’m very pleased with. It’ll turn a nice, golden hue over time, and at 44 grams, it’s easy to carry around. Veteran smokers may even find it comfortable enough to clench.

While some meerschaum pipes come with clamshell cases, some pipe smokers don’t find much use for them. As our Deluxe meerschaums are all fitted with an extra durable, patented Briar-Mortise system, we considered this an opportunity to offer a pipe that instead comes with a complimentary protective sleeve, and to pass the savings onto our buyers. For buyers that would like a cased pipe, please see our other listings, where we provide plenty of suitable options.



Length: 5.8″ / 147.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.82 / 20.82mm

Bowl Depth: 1.83″ / 46.48mm

Weight: 1.5oz / 44g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New