Here we have 6 smaller pieces of high quality black pipestone that would work great to make some smaller personal pipes.
This type of rare pipestone is great to carve and it holds up well to heat. It’s a perfect carving material to make pipes out of. The colors will really jump out at you after your carvings are sanded, waxed, and polished. (We like to put a light coat of light oil on the pipes too after they’re waxed and polished)
As you can see, I wet down a few of the pieces so you can see the color better. I also have a couple of tape measures in the picture so that you can see how big the pieces are. The pieces vary in thickness from app 1-1/8″ to 1-5/8″. This is another type of premier carving stone… It’s soft enough to easily work, but it’s hard enough that it will hold great detail.