Most veteran pipe enthusiasts have at least one meerschaum pipe. Why? Because the white color provides a nice contrast to the rest of their collection. But meers have a number of drawbacks, like being fairly fragile and difficult to maintain. What if you could have the look of a meerschaum, but with the easy handling and maintenance of a briar? You can, with Big Ben Nairobi pipes. These six classic shapes have Big Ben's proprietary enamel finish in stark white, while the crest of the bowl is left natural to avoid the inevitable rim darkening to harm the white finish. The finish is specially made to avoid blistering, so it will stay beautiful for a long, long time. The Nairobi series briars are fitted with faux-amber colored, durable acrylic stems, made to accept 9 mm charcoal filters. Best of all, they're priced to be affordable enough to add more than one to your rotation.