If impressing fellow smokers sounds like a good idea to you, this Mini Meerschaum Pipe is the one to have. The Claw Holding Bowl is hand finished, and is made of the finest Turkish Meerschaum as well as other natural minerals. Unlike some wooden or Briar Pipes, a Meerschaum bowl is guaranteed to never burn out. The Mini Claw could fairly be called an "heirloom" Pipe because it has every chance of outliving it's lucky owner, and at 4.5-inches long, it makes the perfect "break time" Pipe whether you're at home, or on the go. Stem color may vary from what you see in the picture, but nothing else about this Pipe will be different. Every single one produced is thoroughly inspected, and you can be assured nothing less than perfect will be delivered to it's lucky new owner.