How to Use Obsidian Oil

We all love our vulcanite stems. They're softer than acrylic and just feel more natural in the jaw, but they do have a tendency to build stubborn oxidation over time. There are several ways to combat this, one of which is by using obsidian oil regularly in your rotation. Here's how:

As always, a special thanks to Pete for another great video.

Have any tricks for caring for your vulcanite stems? Feel free to share your story with us in the comment section below!


    • Chuck chiasson on May 6, 2015
    • Excellent good good good good good good good good good good

    • archdruid on December 26, 2015
    • I have been using this for several years now and find that it works well. This and the rubber pipe bits SP carries are the best life insurance for my pipes.

    • Joseph on July 31, 2017
    • Trying to detect the unspoken - Should Obsidian Oil NOT be used on acrylic stems? thanks

    • Rocky FrancisRocky could use a nother on December 9, 2018
    • I could use another bit for my Savinelli Sherwood fell prey to being sat on while in the pocket of my coat, woops chilvery is not dead but my pipe is.

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