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Great Dane Egg

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Gradog, May 27, 2010.

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  1. Gradog

    Gradog Member

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    I have a Question about the Medico Great Dane Egg. Does it have a larger hole than the other cob pipes. It would be nice to have a cob with a bit larger hole.
     


  2. Rugbysh9

    Rugbysh9 Active Member

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    Sir, I do believe that you confused Missouri Meerschaum and Medico. MM is our beloved cob manufactuer. I don't own a great dane so I can't comment on that model...but if it's filtered just smoke it without the filter and that'll give you real wide airways.
     
  3. Puff The Magic

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    I would say that it's (Dane Egg, MM) about the size of the Pride/Washington bowls. If you're really looking for a nice big bowl that works very well........... consider a MM Freehand, MM CCSS Freehand, MM General, MM Macarthur. The General and the Freehands seem to share the same internal dimensions (or purtineer!) I believe the largest bowl MM makes currently (of standard sized cobs) belongs to the Diplomat.
     
  4. Shootinok

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    I have a Diplomat and a Great Dane Egg, and while they are certainly bigger than the legend (all from MM) I would not consider them to be "large" bowls. They feel about the same as my Peterson Killarney.

    I guess it's a perception of what your comparing it to... quite a bit bigger than the little MM legend, about the same as an average briar.
     
  5. nobler son

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    The chamber of a Great Dane Egg is about the size of the chamber on a medium sized briar. Which is HUGE by cob standards (not counting the Freehand, anyway). (Pretty much what Shootinok said, which I only read after the entirety of my post was written)

    Specifically, about 3/4 of an inch across (chamber, not the bowl), and 1.5 inches deep.
     
  6. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    One of the many reasons for which I like a cob is that it has a fine open draw reagrdless of which model it is - Falcons are the same. In my personal opinion an open draw makes for a better smoke - particularly if you are smoking a moister British tobacco.

    Not everyone agrees - the long standing quality British Pipe makers Barling advovated exactly the opposite and gave Chapter and Verse as to why they thought this; all I can say is I tried my Barling "as was" and never got a really good smoke out of it until I took a needle file and Sas' diagramme on "ramping" and opened it up - it's now a favourite.

    Diplomats make a grand smoking pipe and I believe Eggs will be the same; all I'd say is try the natural versions when they become available generally - they are superb. Smoke even cooler and drier than the pastered finish and in my opinion look both classy and classic!

    Happy smoking all

    Gerry
     
  7. Unforgivin

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    I have the "Spool" version of this. The bowl seems to be the same diameter but looks a good 1/4 inch deeper then say a Legend.
     
  8. Gradog

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    My bad. I was thinking of the Medico filters. Thanks, it looks like there are more than one option.
     
  9. Unforgivin

    Unforgivin Active Member

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    No problem. I think everybody understood OK. I still don't know half the terminology used here. But if you can't dazzle em with brilliance...baffle em with bull****! :)
     
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