Discussion in 'Pipes' started by ruffinogold, Jul 15, 2012.
He did? WOW! I love that man - one of the greatest authors and human beings of all time!
As to the pipe: Yepp its gorgeous and elegant. I don't quite get that part where it says
'mammoth ivory'. Does that mean that the insert is really made of mammoth ivory
(quite possible as there is no lack in mammoth fossiles) or is it just a description of the
kind of coloured briar he used as insert?
As to the price: Well - I myself would buy 3-4 really good calabash pipes with big bowls and
meerschaum inserts for the money...
Not fossils from the mammoth, but the preserved tusks. The ivory. Actual ivory, but from an extinct animal. There is mastadon ivory out there, too. More often used in jewelry if I'm not mistaken, but they show up on super high-end pipes sometimes (since regular ivory is illegal to trade)
Yepp - that's what I meant - tusks (plz excuse my poor english). But mammoth
tusks do not have the properties of solid block meerschaum - do they...
Sure looks nice though...
Yepp - in jewelry one encounters mammoth tusk, petrified wood,
little fossiles as well as slices from meteroites etc. occasionally -
and that's cool.
But it's not (I know that I'm sounding snobbish...) real jewelry.
Collecting jewels is my great hobby and if you like:
Have a look at some stones in my collection (not for sale!) :
Click here! (and scroll down the page)
Keep on Rocking in the Free World
No, I don't believe ivory is like meerschaum - except in color. But it is only used for the band on that pipe. It's not like the meerschaum chamber insert for some traditional calabash pipes - this pipe's chamber is all briar.
Oh - I see! Thanks for the clarification!
But you could get like 140 cobs for the price of that thing
For real though, he does good work.
IDK why but this pipe makes me think of a fossil or something
Ha ha, yeah It looks like it should have that mosquito from Jurassic Park fossilized in the stem.
or you could get like 60 customized MM's from Doug!
That is one sweet pipe.