Hope I'm not frowned upon for bumping an old thread, but I thought it would be frowned upon more if I opened a new thread for one that exists.
These are my two pipes, A block Meerschaum and a gourd Calabash, both estate pipes from the 1800's and smoke wonderfully! They just don't carve them like they used to. I prefer the Meer, though the Cala is wonderful as well!
If I have to crack some skulls, I will.