Hand Carved Block Meerschaum Pipe
NO SYNTACTIC PAINTING, NATURALLY DIPPED IN TO THE HOT BEE'S WAX
All pipes are handmade & brand new.
This great Pipe Comes in a Custom Made Fitted Case
Length : 20.50 cm. = 8.05"
Height : 9.5 cm. = 3.75"
Width : 4.4 cm. = 1.73"
Bowl Diameter : 20 mm. =0.8"
Bowl Depth : 44 mm. = 1.73"
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEERSCHAUM PIPES
Meerschaum is a very rare mineral, a kind of hard white clay. Light and porous structure of the pipe keeps the smoke cool and soft. The pipe itself is a natural filter which absorbs the nicotine. Meerschaum is the most flavorful and beautiful pipe you can own.
Because of this peculiarity, meerschaum pipes slowly change their colors to different tones of gold and dark brown. This adds an esthetic enjoyment to its great smoking pleasure. The longer a pipe is smoked the more valuable it becomes due to the color change. Today many old and rare meerschaums have found a permanent place in museums and private collections.
Pipes are made of high quality Eskisehir Meerschaum which is very well known by experts. Unlike briar, meerschaum does not burn. Meerschaum pipes do not need pre-smoking to have a good quality performance. You can get perfect satisfaction with the very first smoking. Unlike a briar pipe, which must be dried after each smoke, the meerschaum can be smoked many times a day because of its absorbing qualities. Every pipe comes in a completely custom fitted case. All mouthpieces and pipe-cases are handmade individually after the production of the pipes. Each pipe is a hand crafted art of the masters.
ABOUT MASTER CARVER SENER
Master Carver Hasan Sener is elder brother of famous retired carver Salim Sener. Hasan Sener was born in 1949 in a village near to (30km) Eskisehir. The village's name is Kozlubel but it is called as Margi. There are Meerschaum Mines there and it is the village that almost all Master Carvers are from exept a few .
He is graduated from the Margi Primary School at his village at the age of 12. He was always interested in meerschaum carving while he was going to to school. Afternoons and weekends after the school he was visiting the famous carvers in his village and he was loving spending time with master carvers and watching them. He has been in this job for since 1961, actively carving. For a long time they made partnership with his brother Salim. Unfortunately Salim had to give up meerschaum carving becasue of an alergic reaction occured agaings to meerschaum stone.
Master Carver Sener is married he has three grown children; two daughters and one son. At this moment he has two grand children and expecting to have the third.
Master Carver Sener moved from Margi village to Eskisehir at 2002 and he is continuing his happy life with his son, daughters and grandchildren at Eskisehir.
Sener is a very close friend of mine and he makes his most special pieces for myself. Please check always to see his and other master carvers' master pieces.