Which Wood in Kiko Meerschaum-Lined Pipes?

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cersono

Might Stick Around
Feb 11, 2016
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Gentlemen, do you happen to know, which wood did Kiko Pipes use in their Tanzanian Meerschaum-Lined pipes, particularly the Kilimanjaro series, other than briar?

Among my several Meer-lined Kikos, I have such a pipe (Kilimanjaro Shape 11 Dublin Rhino logo) and have no idea which wood it's made of.

Not briar definitely, a slightly opalescent bright wood, very tiny "pits" are a part of the natural grain.
 
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As far as I know, they only used briar, vulcanite and African Meerschaum but pictures of the pipe in question would be quite helpful. No way to tell anything about a pipe like this without seeing it.
 

cersono

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Feb 11, 2016
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Yep, sure. I should have posted it first thing.
Here is the mysterious Meerschaum-Lined wood:

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Slight opalescence isn't rendered by the photo but it's there.
 

verporchting

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Looks like a boxwood but I’m no expert by any stretch. Curious to see if anyone has a definitive answer.