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Super big meerschaum

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by tsgourley, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. tsgourley

    tsgourley Member

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    I recently bought another meerschaum pipe. It's big. It's almost a beast. The thing, originally from Hayim Pinhas in Turkey, measures in at 21" long with a bowl just over 3" tall. The bowl is carved in the figure of D'Artagnan from the Three Musketeers. It's unsmoked right now, but I plan on trying it out this weekend.

    http://bratta.imgur.com/dartagnan_saxophone_meerschaum

    I'll go ahead and beat you all to the punch with jokes about over-compensation. It's a fair cop.
     
  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Nice!!!!! :thumbsu:

    3 inches in height is just big enough. Big Pipes Rule!!!! And when they're made of meerschaum, they rule even more.

    (fighting back that evil beast Envy) really nice acquisition, T!
     
  3. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    Wow. And I thought the giant meer-demon called me out with the Yanik Cabbage Pipe...

    Gourzie... dag. That is the cat-daddy of hard-to-explain-to-the-wife pipes. Can you clean it with some soap and beeswax and a powerwasher? Dag.
     
  4. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

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    Gracious!
     
  5. ruralhipster

    ruralhipster Member

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    Wow surprised you didn't need an arm extension to hold that. Beautiful piece, hope you get a lifetime of pleasure from it.
     
  6. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Nice pipe. Stay away from moving parts and small children.

    OBD.
     
  7. ArtisanArcher

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    NICE!

    Happy Smoking!
     
  8. pottsy

    pottsy Member

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    Holy crap man. That is insane. What possessed you to want a pipe that big, lol?
     
  9. Bri2k

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    Yowsa! I don't think I've ever seen a meer like that before! Nice score, Mr Gourley! I hope you enjoy it for many years!
     
  10. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    The Jolly Green Giant sells his pipes? Wowza! It is a beaut though. :thumbsu:
     
  11. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    You are the Man!.......Really cool pipe.......I assume that you can smoke it with fewer extensions.
     
  12. Major

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    Woooooaaaaah Nelly! Now thats art !! I couldn't smoke it myself. Thats like rolling up the Mona Lisa and snorting cocaine through it. I don't wanna know what you paid for it either. For what I can imagine you paid for I would say you'd better be able make music with it and smoke it! :w00t:

    John Klemmer would crap his pants to be able to play it just once :cool: .
     
  13. David L

    David L Member

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    That's a beast man :yikes: .....let us know how it smokes!
     
  14. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    Kick ass! I think you need a ladder to smoke that one
     
  15. Gondar

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    That is just awesome. Fantastic and bravo! :thumbsu:
     
  16. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    So COOL TS! Big meerz ROCK! Looks like 3 of us got "Big Meerz" this month. Your "Sax", Moos Yanik "Labia Majora" and my Yanik "Pecker". Corn-gratz! Let us know how she smokes...........oh and let us know if ya need a hand lighting that monster!

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    Ed Puff!
    Cogito ergo puff
     
  17. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking meer TS! I'll bet they had to use an articulated wheel loader to get that meerschaum block out of the quarry and you'll probably need a propane torch to get it lit.
     
  18. Puff The Magic

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    A block of "Matchlight" would work....just set it ontop o'the bowl! ;)

    That pipe's gotta be a blast to smoke TS....please do share. None of mine are of the sax size...more of the cw size....huge though. Corn-gratz agin!

    :velho:
    Ed Puff!
    Cogito ergo puff
     
  19. Charring Light

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    Good gawd man,,, that's a big pipe! Does it smoke nice and cool? Great score. :thumbsu:
     
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