Meerschaum, the Finest Pipe Material
Meerschaum is used to make the some of the finest a pipes in the world. "Block" meerschaum is the raw material that Sinan uses to carve all his pipes. Most of Sinan's pipes come with a custom fitted carry case and are signed by Sinan.
Meerschaum is a German name for the mineral sepiolite. A mineral that is mined in central Turkey. The lightweight and porous material absorbs moisture and tobacco tar into the stone. Over time the white stone turns a darker brown as you smoke it. That lovely reddish brown giving the pipes a very desirable patina as it is smoked, adding more and more character as it is used.
Meerschaum is lightweight porous material so it is also a good insulator to keep the pipe cooler in your hands while you smoke. The look and feel makes a meerschaum pipe is a pleasure to smoke.
Most pipes come with a custom fitted custom carry case to protect your investment. The pipes also come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The pipes are all a unique work of art. Sinan starts with a raw piece of meerschaum and cuts away at the stones imperfections. The stone is often what determines the final shape of the pipe. Once the shape has been roughed out by Sinan he starts shaping and finally carvings the decoration into the pipe. Sinan also hand carves the stems from animal horn to get the perfect look and feel with each pipe.
No two pipes of Sinan's are alike. Each pipe is a work of art with unique character.
To Shop for Sinan's Meerschaum Pipes Visit our Etsy Store
Shop in person at the Fair Trade Festival in Madison, Wisconsin at Monona Terrace Each December.
Most pipes include a custom fitted carry case for protection when carrying and storing these wonderful pipes
Sinan prides himself in making each pipe a unique work of art. Owning a pipe carved by Sinan is owning a one of a kind creation.
To Shop for Sinan's Meerschaum pipes visit our Etsy Store Meerschaum Bazaar