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Tanganyika Meer

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Spam, May 24, 2013.

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  1. Spam

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    Flippin' 'eck. It's arrived. My first meer!

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    It's got a few dings and the stem's bitten up a bit. There's some paper in the stem acting as a spacer, else the stem twists too far. And there's a fair bit of oxidation on the stem. BUT I DON'T CARE. IT'S MINE AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

    Can not wait until the impending rain clouds pass and I can get out and have a smoke.
     


  2. MeerSteve

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    Looks great to me!

    Congrats on your first meerschaum!
     
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  3. Thuber88

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    Very nice pipe, enjoy!
     
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  4. esteban

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    congrats.......very nice....nice color and luv the shape...
     
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  5. JoeSmall

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    Nice
     
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  6. Thuber88

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    Would that be a Dublin, er a Zulu?
     
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  7. esteban

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    looks like a Dublin to me but I failed shape chart recognition.. Could be a Zulin...
     
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  8. Thuber88

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    a Dublu
    I can recognize a chart, its the words and shapes on it that I have a problem with
     
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  9. Spam

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    I was pondering that just now. Does the oval shaped shank make a difference? In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter. But right now it feels very, very important.

    Anyway, just ran some OBF through it. Cannon balled, one light, smoked to ash. Lovely thing.

    However, it appears I live in a wind tunnel. I also need to find a new smoking spot, hanging around the back of a car park, or loitering suspiciously near a solicitors, isn't doing me any favours. Grumble grumble grumble.
     
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  10. JoeSmall

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    It does appear to be of Irish/African decent.
     
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  11. SouthBound

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    I've managed to acquire two previously unsmoked Tanzania meers lately, also. One is a GBD; the other has an elephant mark. Both are great smokers. Congratulations on yours, amigo.
     
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  12. Spam

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    This is an Elephant mark one. In my haste to remove some of the oxidization I am ashamed to admit the white elephant disappeared from the pipe. SWMBO has already offered to rectify the situation with tipex or white paint... she is a truly magnificent woman.
     
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    The one I have with the elephant stem is pristine, so I don't have to worry about messing it up for a while, yet. The GBD is heavily oxidized (read "green"). It doesn't taste bad, though. So, I'm leaving it alone for now.
     
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