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Found a souce for block Meerschaum Bowls for Falcon Pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by fishnbanjo, Oct 26, 2013.

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  1. scopawl

    scopawl Member

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    ...spoken like a true enabler! ;)

    Also, @leacha those bowls look incredible.

    I'd fancy getting one, but I'm going to have to see how the funds go, and also see how/when other people's arrive too.
    I'm looking forwards to more pics of these as they start coming through!
     
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  2. hoss

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    I emailed them a little while ago and they said i was in "group 2" with regard to shipping and should expect it to ship out w/in 5 days of the response email. Fortunately, it sounds like the folks from the first batch of shipments have been getting theirs, so it's just a matter of time. I'll be sure to post here when they arrive.
     
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  3. bubbagump

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    Meh. If I knew that it was going to take two months...I'd have allocated those funds ($30 for the bowl and $30 for the stem) elsewhere. But yeah...if you've got $30 to burn and it doesn't matter to you whether or not the item will arrive before hell freezes over...go ahead and order one.

    I may just throw mine on here in the sale forum when it arrives (I've lost interest). We'll see.
     
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  4. fishnbanjo

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    Mine came the other day and it looks and smokes great. Meerqueen will be placing them in his internet store, which is a B&M in Turkey, end of this month for anyone who did not get in on the initial. It obviously took time to carve the ordered bowls since they were not a stock item and are just now arriving to the US buyers. Regards.
    banjo

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  5. bubbagump

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    :popc: Assuming it was actually mailed out 12/17...they must have sent it out via pack mule or row boat.
     
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  6. bubbagump

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    Got it today. It was mailed out on 12/19.

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  7. TheKiltedOne

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    Looks cool. I'm still thinking of getting one myself.
     
  8. SouthBound

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    I hope mine was mailed in that round. Looking forward to smoking them.
     
  9. mecompco

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    If you've still lost interest in it, let me know--will take it off your hands. :)
     
  10. bubbagump

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    I'll give it some thought. I put one bowl through it (the stem was new too). It smoked great. The only issue I could come up with is that the bent stem puts the bowl at sort of a funky angle when clenching it I tend to like bent pipes, but this seems to be an exception to that rule. We'll see...
     
  11. mecompco

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    Ha ha, OK. I'll trade you a straight Falcon for that bowl, if that's of interest. Just throwing that out there. I really hope you like and enjoy it--it looks fantastic.
     
  12. bubbagump

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    While that would be an equal trade, this is the only Falcon bowl I've got. ;)
     
  13. mecompco

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    Ah, well, of course I'd include a briar bowl. A Falcon isn't of much use w/o a bowl! :D
     
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  14. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    I love the idea of these and want to see more. As far as the shipping concerns, let's remember that these are coming from Turkey, not necessarily a place known for efficiency. That said, the site and the company look very reputable. I want to see a few more before I take the inevitable plunge. I'm sure I'll get one in my own good time. In the meantime, keep filing reports and showing pictures. This is a great thread. Thanks, banjo!
     
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  15. SouthBound

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    They finally arrived!
    I thought I was prepared for the size of a Falcon bowl, but they still seem small. So, I loaded the smooth one with a blend that I only enjoy in small doses, GH Dark Plug. Smoking great so far.
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  16. leacha

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    Looks great! I've yet to smoke mine. But as soon as the weather starts turning for the better.....
     
  17. p120d16y

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    Now where do you guys actually buy your Falcons? Are they actually a Falcon brand or what? I have an old one I've not smoked yet and it's a Grabow I believe, but I wasn't sure if Falcon is a brand or just style made by several manufacturers to be honest. Maybe I ought to clean mine and find another one if I like how it smokes.
     
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  18. leacha

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    I've bought two of my vintage ones on eBay and a new one from 4noggins.
     
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  19. SouthBound

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    I bought mine on eBay. The only reason I purchased them was to put the meer bowls on them, so stem condition was my only concern.
     
  20. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    Falcon is a brand.
     
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