I bought the Leaves Of Life 9mm meerschaum pipe several months ago. It's a comfortable pipe with a good draw, feel of hand, large bowl, carvings and stem work. The coloring has been quick an easy, and hands down, the fastest coloring meerschaum pipe I have. Just bought 2 more for my collection and look forward to them. Thanks! Now I am 3 pipes closer to the 5-day set!