The pipe itself is a natural filter which absorbs the nicotine. Unlike briar, meerschaum does not burn. Meerschaum pipes do not need pre-smoking to have a good quality performance. You can get perfect satisfaction with the very first smoking. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, Why our pipes are very unique and special?1-Our pipes produced in Eskisehir Turkey, where the highest quality Meerschaum is only found in this small city of Anatolia in the world. 2-Our pipes were handmade crafted by 40- years experienced carver master. 3-Our products are made of high-quality block meerschaum without defection. 4-You will receive the exact meerschaum-pipe shown in the picture. 5-You will get your pipe with its special pipe box. Please don't hesitate to contact me! The item "Hand Carved Large Dublin Meerschaum Pipe, Block Meerschaum, Unsmoked Pipe" is in sale since Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Meerschaum". The seller is "viennameerschaum" and is located in Eskisehir. This item can be shipped worldwide.