Markus Fohr #59 – black with ebonite stem
This hand pressed clay pipe depicts a turbaned man with a large beard and has the name Jacob under the beard and up along both sides of the shank. This unusual clay pipe resembles a standard Turkish Meerschaum pipe design. For a clay pipe it has a fairly large capacity bowl.
Note: Photos of the white pipe are here to show the details of this pipe. The black version shown in the main photo is the product you will be purchasing.
A note on the Markus Fohr black pipes:
These pipes are made with the same white clay as the standard white Markus Fohr pipes, but have been finished in a separate process that smokes the finished pipe using wood chips resulting in a blacked pipe.
Heating this pipe on coals or in a stove as a way of cleaning will burn off the residue inside the bowl, but should not affect the black finish of the pipe. We do however, recommend simply letting the pipe air dry. Most M. Fohr pipes will accept a pipe cleaner, but great care must be taken to avoid breaking the stem.