Meerschaum continues to be a favorite material for pipe smokers – “sea foam” carved into pipes by craftsmen from Turkey are prized possessions. These pipes are porous and there is no need to air them out after each smoke. Also the nature of the mineral means that no tobacco will “ghost” the pipe, making meerchaucm pipes perfect for trying out various pipe tobacco.
In addition, meerschaum pipes change color gradually to a yellowish-golden hue when smoked often enough and many pipe smokers say that watching their meerschaum pipes transition from white to gold is one other reason why such pipes are so much fun to use.
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