Morta Oak (Pipes of fossilized oak)

Morta analysis at the Institution for Radium research and nuclear physics of the University of Vienna

1997 I began making those special pipes as one of the first pipe makers. So I could gather a lot of experience over the years, which is necessary to make good morta pipes. Density and mineral amount (0,7-0,8 %) are very important to me as well as a natural black colour (most of the time brighter wood has lain just in water instead of moor and therefore has a lower iron concentration, which has, in my opinion, a beneficial effect on smoking).

The uniqueness of morta is the good humidity absorption (density > 0,7). Compared to briar it's equal up to twice as high.