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I Took the Plunge-My First Meerschaum

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  1. zitotczito

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    Finally found one I really liked. Now for the wait.

    http://www.meerschaumstore.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CL227

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  2. shaintiques

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    Nice. I like the white stem.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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  3. saint007

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    Very nice!

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    Very nice! Neat "rustication" style of finish. Well done!

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  5. brian64

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    A unique and impressive looking meer...great choice. Congrats...enjoy. Let us know how it smokes.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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  6. chasingembers

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    Wow, very impressive! The stem and the rustication definitely separated it from the crowd.

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  7. danielplainview

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    Very nice. When that starts to color in, the more it will look like a rustic briar.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    Nice. That rustication will color nicely I bet.

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    Wow! Beautiful pipe. Good choice.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Coloring will be interesting down the road. Would love to see a progression from now till then. Congrats on a fine looking pipe.

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    What everyone else said. Congrats!

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    Very nice

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    Very Nice Tim !

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  14. zitotczito

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    Tom, hope all is well with you.

    Yea, flowers and other types just did not interest me. I considered the smooth ones but passed due to possible scratching, finger imprints, etc. I picked this one because of the rustic carve so if I forget and put my fingers on it it should be no big deal. Scratching should be no big deal either.

    What sealed the deal was the white stem and the slight bend. Easy to clean and I wanted something to keep the contrast when it colors. Interested to see if the stem air channel colors also. I am really looking forward to getting this.

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    Good Pick! I love the Meers I have and think you will be a Convert...

    "the weez"...
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    I ogled this pipe online for a bit before it became sold with pipe lust in my eyes. Ended up buying a block meerschaum Peterson instead, but this was very tempting!

    Good on ya - enjoy it!

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    I'm also liking the white stem. It's going to look even better when the pipe starts coloring in.

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    That's a rather nice pipe, and is nudging me to get a meer, one of these days.

    Killing me won't bring back your apples.
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    very, very nice; I really like it. This is my new Meerschaum (or "schiuma di mare", as we say in Italy).

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    Nice pipe as well. I like the lighter stem also, I just think they look better that the black stem.

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    I saw that when browsing, that white is sharp, I know you will enjoy it.

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    Beautiful pipe..That rustication will be beautiful when colored.
    Sweet smokes.

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  23. zitotczito

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    Well I received the pipe and it looks great and timely delivery. Have not smoked it yet, a little too cold but should start warming up next week so I should get to try it soon.

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    And....? How's it going? Curious minds wanna know/see! Please.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Been working 10.5 days since I got this and have not tried it until today since i have 5 days off. The first smoke was better than I could have hoped, nice and dry. For my first meer, this could get to be bad for the PAD. I will be doing 2 bowels a day for a few weeks to get the coloring started. I will post a pic after that.

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    great looking pipe! i'm hooked on meerschaum. briar can't hold a candle to it.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Good news, Mr. Zito! (any relation to Barry, lately of SF Giants pitching staff??)

    These discussions have me sprucing up my meers, and smoking them for the first time in decades. (I am a lapsed pipe smoker, took a 40 year hiatus. But back with fervor.)

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    Nice! That answers a question I had in another thread - Has anyone seen a meerschaum pipe carved to look like a briar pipe?

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    Thanks and after my second bowl, I really like the Meer. Entirely different smoke than a briar. I did mess up and scorched the top of the bowl, which is probably a good thing, won't baby this pipe now.

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    Pics please

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    Pic update please!

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    Finally here are some I just took. Note that I am a "Bull in a China Shop" when it comes to using a lighter. A little rim darkening anyone?

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    Lovely pipe...now go get a box of matches!

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    Gul Tekin is a fabulous carver.

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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  35. meerqueen

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    @zitotczito
    I am glad that you are happy.It is one of the best pipes that you have ever seen
    As Meerqueen brand we have been trying to combine the engineering with the artisan's talent
    Bahadir

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Bahadir, Thanks for the post and yes, I am very happy. The pipe is very well made, easy to clean and the engineering it top rate. I am giving it a rest now and it is getting a little darker just sitting there. I really like that. The shipping was prompt and the purchase was hassle free. Thanks for the great product and service.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Lookin' good! Now if you raise the lighter/match/torch up a quarter inch or more, no more scorching rims!

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    Yea on the scorched rim. But then I was holding it by the stem to keep my oily fingers off of the meer stone. I have now realized that I want to enjoy the pipe, I just grab it and light up. It's made to be smoked and if it doesn't color perfectly, so be it.

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