Though a modestly-sized bent Brandy, this AKB meerschaum still provides a decent amount of chamber, and the bowl is pretty well packed with floral carving just for good measure. "But why try meerschuam," you might ask, "when everyone else seems to to do just fine with briars?" Well, ask a meerschaum aficionado and they'll swear by the purer flavor provided by pipes shaped from this unique mineral. Another, less seldom spoken of bonus is that unless you're lighting your smoke with a plasma cutter, the odds of ever burning out or otherwise damaging a meerschaum by fire are slim-to-none. That's useful regardless of how sensitive your palate may be.
- Eric N. Squires