Each batch is produced from a single molecule of custom grown silicon carbide crystals. The toolng process is intense, and there may be tool marks remaining on some parts.
The only other point of reference is diamondium (the other technical grade SiC crystal). Flavor is indistinguishable, but the monocrystals have higher vapor production rates.
Shock factor is excellent, max temperature is irrelevant for us, and these should generally be expected to outlive you.
Price is an ongoing consideration. These are extremely esoteric materials, and we are working on it.
If you ever need to tell the difference between them and any other 'black' material, shine a bright light on them.