The Cocobolo pipes are hand-made from sustainable plantations along the coastline of Costa Rica. Cocobolo is a hardwood which resists heat and water, and will not burn or smolder when used as a pipe. When it is being milled, it smells like cinnamon! The grain markings are beautiful swirls, and these pipes are polished and pre-oiled with coconut oil along the body and in the bowl. Heavy and solid, these pipes will last the distance.