This is quite a large piece of Black Pipestone. Some people also call this material steatite. This block would be suitable to make several nice large ceremonial pipes out of. The piece could instead be used to make quite a number of smaller personal pipes. It measures 8″ long x 5-1/2″ tall. The width on the left side is 1-3/4″ and it narrows down gradually to 1-1/4″ on the right side.
The black pipestone that we sell is very high quality stone. We’ve worked with a lot of this type of stone originating from many different areas. After years of testing out different sources, we’ve settled on this one. It’s some of the best black pipestone we’ve ever had the privilege to work with. It’s soft enough to easily work, but it’s hard enough that it will still hold great detail. After your pipe has been sanded, waxed, and polished, it will be a very nice dark black color. This Black Plains Style Pipe was made out of this same material, if you’d like to see what your finished product might look like.
We don’t have a lot of this stone right now, but we’ve decided to put a few pieces on our website anyway.
Before you checkout, you also want to check out our Sacred Red Pipestone that comes from the Pipestone National Monument. It is the premier carving stone in the world and the top quality stuff is hard to come by.
When purchasing multiple items, it may be necessary for us to adjust your shipping charges. If that is the case, we will contact you before we do so. We are always happy to combine shipping when possible. International buyers should contact us for an accurate shipping quote. All shipping prices are for USA shipping only. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.