Discussion in 'Meerschaum Pipes' started by mountainman33, Jun 14, 2013.
No, if you want to go thru the trouble you can use a coloring bowl.
I think you should sell me that Sevket. That pipe is awesome!!
Here is my one and only. A used no name from the local Tobacconist.
My veteran IMP (I call it Buck); scarred, worn... and outsmokes anything else I own.
Sorry...here is a picture that works.
@Mike Pomery Is that red marbling a factory effect or was it your doing?
@Lidon How large is that bowl, it looks huge? Paykoc meers get a bad rep here, how is it smoking for you?
That's 5 years of smoking mate, not a factory effect.
Awesome coloring then!
It is a pretty large bowl, not sure the exact size off hand, as far as how it smokes ...I haven't had any issues ,but it is my first and only Meer (for now anyways) and so I don't really have anything to compare it to.
Well I have a relatively cheap one too and I think there is a decent chance of a cheap meer being a good smoker. The airway on my meer is probably smaller than it should be - but the pipe never gurgles, never smokes wet and never heats up. Actually I have the same experience with my cheap briar. So I've either been lucky or the smoker and his habits are more important than the pipe itself.
On a semi related note I've discovered that I don't like bowls that are too deep. My meer's bowl is so deep that its impractical to set the tobacco alight when I pack in half a bowl - something I do because I can't smoke for an hour-hour and a half that it takes to go through the whole bowl. And if I smoke a flake in it that takes forever.
And it makes the pipe heavier.
So I've come to the realization that smaller pipes, light pipes (for clenching) and small bowls are for me.
You should not be afraid to set a half-smoked pipe aside and return to it later. Pipes can taste even better with certain blends upon resting, once you overcome the first few stale puffs.
here's my modest collection. on the left, from top to bottom: kiko (with the most interesting grain i've ever seen on a meer - looks like wood); peterson ca. 1916; altinok (not easy to see here, but beginning to color nicely); belgian no-name meer-lined; italian made no-name meer-lined; kilamanjaro meer-lined. on the right, from top to bottom: p. mercier; barling; kiko; barling; barling; pioneer; manxman
that looks like a pioneer to me.
probably posted this to the wrong place
That is an amazing picture Mike!
My claws, all CAO Beckler but the one with the snake
Nice claw collection. Did you buy them all new? One of the conundrums of collecting meers is that the more pipes you have, the less smoking time each one gets and the slower the coloring processs. Looks like you're able to work all of these thru your rotation pretty well.
yes all were bought new. 2th and 3rd from top on right, and 3rd on left have never been smoked. All were white when new.