I have heard of all the differnt materials for pipes. But I don't believe one person has talked about deer antler. They are hard to find. I have one that I bought at a Native American store in my hometown. I have had it for a long time, and it smokes great. It has no fancy imbelishment on it that a lot of Native pipes tend to do. I like it so much that I am planning on makeing one, once me and my wife get done moving into our new appartment. In case any of you are wondering, I do have a Soix long pipe. Also known by many people as a peace pipe, and I do smoke it once in a while. The bowl is made of clay, and the shaft is made of cured walnut.