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How many types of stem material are there?

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  1. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Here's the ones I know, are there more?
    1) Vulcanite
    2) Ebonite
    3) Bone
    4) Amber
    5) Acrylic
    6) Metachrylat?
    I assume Vulcanite is the softest, where does Ebonite fall ?
     
  2. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    That's most of them . I'd add horn .. I only have one pipe with horn [ I don't know from what the horn came from ] and I like the way it feels ! As far as the acrylic ... there's materials that are similar to it that are used also . It's kind of to tech for me ... but Perspex and Lucite are a couple . I guess there're all kinds of different plastics used . You covered the main ones for sure
     
  3. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Add briar to that list...I have a few all briar pipes, Bakelite is fairly common on some older pipes too.
    Ebonite is just a form of Vulcanite.
     
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  4. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    7) Lucite
    8) Bakelite
     
  5. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    9. Reed (below, from Virginia)
    10. Clay
    11. Pine (MM cobs)

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  6. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

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    Not sure what kind of wood it is, but I have a cheap pipe my friend got me in South Africa that has a wooden stem (same material as the bowl).
     
  7. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    12. braided fiber (traditional shisha)
    13. polymer tubing; tubing covered with braided metal filament (modern shisha)
     
  8. Raffxr7

    Raffxr7 Active Member

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    I saw a white material called celluloid used, apparently it's pretty rare and expensive.
     
  9. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    I'm partial to Nylon. :th1:
     
  10. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    Nice avater. What's it made from?
     
  11. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Pixels
     
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  12. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Oh crap! Another (starving, I'll bet) Comedian!:byg:
     
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