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Briar and Olive wood.
My homeland is rich with various materials related to pipe making. As with morta, we harvest Briar and olives wood by ourselves, process and prepare it for production in a traditional way, drying for at least three years. In the coastal part of Croatia, Primorje and Dalmatia, briar trees are very common. On these locations exist excellent conditions for the formation of burl, the spherical part of the root from which pipes are made. This requires rocky terrain and a very strong wind, which are common on the islands. Croatia has more than 1000 islands, (exactly 1246 😉 ) and one of the most beautiful coasts.
Briar was harvested in great quantity until before World War II, and exported all over the world.
With the coming of communists in power, that form of business disappeared.
Today, only a few of us – enthusiasts, harvest briar and process it. Unlike other areas of the Mediterranean, where briar has practically disappeared, it is all harvested, and finding suitable pieces be very hard, because the tree needs 20-60 years to form a new burl, in the Croatian coast the stocks of first-class briar are still very large.
In terms of quality, Adriatic briar is superior, naturally reddish in color, beautiful in texture and hardness.
Olive wood Pipes
Olive wood is very nice looking. They have very special coloring and grain, and for carving pipes are interesting. But, it is not neutral wood like briar and morta. Reason is simple. Olive wood did not pass through the process, to make stabilization. It is just simple, dry wood. So it is of little less quality then morta or briar, and cracks on pipes can be possible even after a few months of smoking. On the other hand, the first few times smoking gives some very special, sweet aroma, which will disappear after some period. As I wrote before, olive wood is not neutral, like briar, which in process of preparation are boiled for 24 hours, or morta, which one was rinsed with water for a few thousand years. In any case, Olive wood is a very nice looking pipe, and can last, in most cases, for decades.
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