New addition from Meerschaumstore.com

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  1. Stewart

    Stewart Member

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    Friends,

    I decided to spoil myself with a new meerschaum pipe and, after looking thru a couple of websites, i settled on meerschaumstore.com. I have no affiliation by the way.

    I pulled the trigger on a ready claw and egg on December 20 and have been waiting anxiously since.

    To my pleasant surprise, i checked the UPS tracking info yesterday and discovered that the thing was to be delivered today!

    The package arrived about 9 this morning and i could not be more pleased. The pipe is exceptionally beautiful! And delivered in 9 day!

    It is larger than i thought and carved with increadible beauty. I am delighted.

    Judge for yourself...
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  2. Nickeythenoose

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    That is beautiful.
     
  3. rlucas

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    Nice. Gonna have to save my overtime money now.
     
  4. PipeSimmo

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    Wow, beautiful claw - enjoy! :thu2:
     
  5. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    Congrats. Since my primary interest in meers is how they smoke, mine are all smoothh traditional shapes.

    Sometimes on this forum it seems the only meers worth buying are Baki, IMP and Altinok. Yet I find myself enjoying my $45.00 Paykoc nearly as much as my IMP.

    Thank you for pointing out that there are choices other than the big three.
     
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  6. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    That is one great looking meer! :th1:
     
  7. t-bear

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    Beautiful pipe! Should give you many years of smoking pleasure.
     
  8. Skrymr

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    Beautiful pipe, congrats! What kind of mortise and tenon does it have?
     
  9. Stewart

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    Delrin push tenon. The good type.
     
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  10. BWeist

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    Beautiful Pipe!
     
  11. Old Codger

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    Good one. That ought to serve you well for a long time.
     
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    I can't help wondering where the initial idea for the claw design came from, to me it screams of swords and sorcery aesthetics. I guess its much more likely that modern fantasy literature/imagery picked up influences from history, or in other words, that the design predates such literature by a wide margin.
     
  14. t-bear

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    Your new project Alexander.....research and tell us the history and roots of the "Claw and Egg" design!




    Hurry back!!! <grin>
     
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  15. AlexanderM

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    Well there are antique meers with the claw so it obviously not modern, actually the opposite. However I can't find anything regarding meer designs in general, much of what is written on the internet is just copied from the usual general information on meers.
     
  16. Pipe Puffer

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    Beautiful pipe! Carving on it looks sharp full of detail!
     
  17. rondel65

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    The carvers name sounds very familiar. Altinok use to have a carver with that name. Exceptional work and one beautiful pipe!!
     
  18. Buckshot Two

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    Congratulations on a very beautiful pipe! :puffy:
     
  19. Gothicmace

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    Wow as well.. just a beautiful pipe... I have chatted with Meer Queen on another pipe forum.. very nice person... and everything really is museum quality... I hope to save some pennies... wait I am PAD.. who am I kidding... but I will be buying a pipe from them sometime this year. On a personal note.. I just picked up a 1980's Nording African Block meerschaum that I will post a picture of over the weekend.. now that I know how to upload pictures.
    Again.. just a beautiful pipe.
    Cheers
    Mike
     
  20. SidStavros

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    Stewart: Enjoy your meer for many-many years, it's unique! :thu:
     
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