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damir

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These pipes are from Davorin, Croatia pipe maker, which produces pipes of abonos - morta.
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mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I don't own one, but they appear to be interesting items and are reported to be good smokers. Several Forums members have posted beautiful examples, several recently.

 

lasttango

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Sep 29, 2012
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I am having one made by a very competent and gifted pipe maker... for just under $100. Nothing fancy, just my favorite shape... We picked the Morta Block out from Steve Norse... I am curious about its smoking qualities... and they look kind of cool... but everyone seems to want $300+/- for one.

 

pipestud

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Dec 6, 2012
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Robinson, TX.
I have smoked Becker and Moretti morta wood pipes. Both presented an almost dark chocolate type of taste along with whatever tobacco I was smoking. I also noted that that the tobacco I smoked in morta pipes always had a very dry taste and the smoke was exceptionally cool.

 

bcharles123

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Mar 18, 2014
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I have one made by Chris Askwith. The quality is outstanding and smokes perfectly. It feels great in my hand, is thousands of years old, is lighter than you would expects, gets hot fast and cools fast.
My only opinion on it compared to briar (based on my one sample) is that it is very nuetral. Like listening to music in an anechoic chamber. Pure tones but no reflections or harmonics. That's the best I can "embellish" this! Just get one!

 

jkrug

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Jan 23, 2015
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I don't have a Morta pipe but most of the ones I've seen posted here have been very good looking pipes. :puffy:

 
Mar 16, 2014
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I've owned three and have since let them all go. A sandblasted finish on a morta is my favorite finish for the material, especially if the maker gets the rings lined up well. Max at Il Duca is really good at this. All three o of the morta pipes I owned smoked cool and dry, and one of them tasted like bog wood for the first half dozen smokes. I liked them, but not enough to keep them.

 

delkhouri

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May 4, 2013
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Columbus Ohio
I have always wanted a Becker morta in the dragonfly or similar shape. They are hard to come by and expensive when you do. So I don't have one. Maybe one day.

 

gloucesterman

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Jan 4, 2015
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I have one by Moretti. I love the way it smokes but it is a bulky Rhodesian and seems to dissipate the heat better than some others people talk about. Mine never gets hot. I think it's the combination of a thick wall and a smaller tobacco chamber.



 

lifesizehobbit

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Oct 23, 2015
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I recently smoked my first Morta; only 1 bowl through it so far. As bcharles noted, the bowl got hotter than briar but cooled down fast. I found that my first smoke was cool, dry and good flavored right from the start. Of course I'm looking forward to more smokes in it so I can make a better determination.
From the "Manly Pipe" discussion, mine is a Rick Black pipe with claw marks and skulls (on the band)...manly yes, but my wife likes it too. :D

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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won't buy a Morta until Zack makes a test one for me to try. I have alwaays liked the looks of them, but I have heard too many people say it has it's own taste. I have heard that English blends smoke best in them as latakia lovers have no tasted buds to worry about flavors from the Morta. :nana:

 

stanlaurel

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Jan 31, 2015
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I have a really nice Morta from Ryan Alden. It smokes great.
I also have a recently acquired Moretti Morta but I have not tried it yet.
The Davorins are beautiful. I have heard good things about them.

 

halfy

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Mar 6, 2014
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I tried a Becker morta and a few others. They taste good but a bit too absorbent. So it works better with heavy Latakia blends.

 

iamn8

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Sep 8, 2014
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Love my Duca Morta. I've only smoked flake out of mine. I honestly see/taste absolutely no difference between Morta and briar. None whatsoever.

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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. 2 Becker Mortas, Dry smoking, one of my other one is Carbon Dated over 5k yrs old. Bought the NO Meer and it's a Darvoin, big and good smoker, I like Briar better.