I finally smoked a Morta earlier this evening. Wish it were a Davorin but this one was made by some old hillbilly in Missouri. Tasted kinda "different" for the first bowl,second one was better. Think I'm going to like it.
I have two from Mark Stewart, back when he was making them. I enjoy them occasionally. It's kind of like smoking a type of stone rather than a type of wood. Quite durable material, and latakia blends seem to shine in them. I would encourage people to try one at some point in their life. Sort of a bridge gap between briar and meerschaum, in my opinion.