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Levent Small Meerschaum Lined Wooden Calabash Pipe #303

QTY Price
Single Calabash Pipe (Inc Fitted Leather Case) £99.99

  • Overall Length: 137mm
  • Overall Height: 70mm
  • Bowl Height: 70mm
  • Bowl Diameter: 45mm
  • Bore: 17mm
  • Weight: 46g
  • Fitted Leather Bound Hard Case
  • Filter: None
  • Material: Okoumo Wood, Meerschaum and Acrylic

Okoumo Calabash Gourd
The Calabash Gourd pipe is named after the plant they are traditionally created from, the “Calabash gourd.” Gourd is no longer grown or harvested specifically for pipe making so the Turkish pipe craftsmen have found a modern alternative which is considered a superior material.
Okoumo is a very strong, light and versatile wood which has a very aesthetically pleasing grain pattern and is often used for guitars and veneers for luxury items.
The wood is light which keeps the overall weight of these large Calabash style pipes low.

Underneath the Meerschaum insert is a large chamber which allows the smoke to circulate and cool whilst removing moisture and impurities from the smoke for an extraordinarily smooth and cool smoke.

As with the original Calabash Gourd pipes the Okoumo Calabash incorporate a large block Meerschaum insert.

Levent Block Meerschaum:
Sourcing quality Block Meerschaum is a minefield with many fakes and sub standard products flying around the black market. If you have ever bought a Block Meerschaum from a reputable UK tobacconist it is more than likely a Levent Meerschaum as they have gained an excellent reputation for using only the finest Block Meerschaum mined at over 200ft where the block is far superior.
The quality of carving and general finish from Levent Meerschaums is of an excellent standard with a price tag that is more than justified.

Block Meerschaum Insert:
Meerschaum, also known as Sea Foam is a naturally formed clay which is considered the most porous naturally occurring material on the planet. This highly porous nature clay is ideal for pipe smoking as it acts like a filter removing tar and impurities from the smoke as well as allowing the pipe to breath which helps it smoke cooler and sweeter.

In comparison to pressed Meerschaum ……… erm there is no comparison. Pressed Meerschaum is formed using dust and glue under pressure to form the appearance of block Meerschaum but this totally defeats the object of Meerschaum as glue is not porous and does not breath. If you want something to look good but aren’t bothered about the smoking characteristics then buy a pressed Meerschaum. If you want to experience the true Meerschaum then save for a block meerschaum you will not regret it.

Breaking in Meerschaum Pipes:
Meerschaum does not burn so your Meerschaum does not need breaking in or reaming.

Fitted Leather Bound Hard Case:
As with traditional Block Meerschaum pipes from Levent, these pipes come in a fitted leather bound hard case which protects your pipe in storage or if you wish to take your favourite companion on your travels.