MBSD Meerschaum Deluxe Floral Vase Block Meerschaum Pipe Briar-Mortise

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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.

For many of the more recent Deluxe models, we’ve gone for traditional briar shapes, including smooth finishes. But I still wanted our customers to be able to purchase traditional Turkish-style meerschaums and still get the patented briar mortise system with them. This is an example of the latter, because what’s a traditional, Eskişehir meer without ornate hand carvings? The underlying shape could be called a vase, but it’s also almost like the tall bulldogs and Rhodesians of Peterson’s Sherlock Holmes series – I’m thinking of the Baskerville and Hansom models in particular. Either way, the overall design is quintessentially and beautifully Turkish.

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: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.80 / 20.32mm

Bowl Depth: 1.79″ / 45.46mm

Weight: 1.4oz / 42g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New