I just wish that the Turkish authorities would allow the raw material to be exported, a Turkish exporter of pipes at the last west coast pipe show agrees with me. I think that opening the world up for other carvers would benefit the Turkish meerschaum. One needs to look no further than what the Vienna carvers of days past produced in order to agree.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian