MBSD Meerschaum Deluxe Straight 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.

While many of the other recent Deluxe meerschaums were conceived with quite specific, sometimes adventurous, designs in mind, for this one I wanted something much more traditional. This is reflected not just in the simple, straight billiard shape that it embodies, but also through its imitation amber acrylic stem. I was trying to capture the aesthetic of the Austrian meerschaums of the earlier 20th century, back when meers were still the ‘aristocrat’ of pipes, and I’d say the result was a success. On the other hand, this pipe has something that those older meerschaums did not – a briar mortise and Delrin tenon system. I suppose you could call it, ‘neoclassical.’

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: 6.2″ / 157.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.84 / 21.33mm

Bowl Depth: 1.65″ / 41.91mm

Weight: 2.0oz / 58g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New