I have a pipe and the mortise is split open! I do not know if it is meerschaum or synthetic. I am a newbie in pipe smoking so I am sorry about the question. The Bakelite stem screws into the mortise and I think I screwed it in too tight. I feel so bad about it. It is one of my first pipes that I bought. It's an estate pipe.
I would also like to know what kind of material it is made from if anyone has an idea.
I would like to send it to a pipe repair shop but, there isn't any such a place in my country (Philippines).
Eidt: Corrected capitalization in title, L.