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Incredible Baki Basketweave

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  1. brian64

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    Wow...this Baki Basketweave is truly stunning, imo. The PAD beast is howling, but unfortunately it's definitely not within budget parameters right now.

    There are several more pics of it on the site:

    http://bestmeerschaums.homestead.com/bakipipes.html

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    That carving is absolutely exquisite. But ya, $400? Ouch.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Wow! That is a lot of detail.

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    Spectacular! Worth every penny.

    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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    Oh man, that is a true work of art. Thanks for sharing, I think.

    But now I'm stuck on that pipe.

    Just another Oregon tuna fisherman.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Wow, what detail. Must.....Resist....PAD

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    LOL Bigboi! I think hmm... that's 10 lunches and a movie for two; 40 tins of tobacco; 2-3 really nice estate pipes... pondering these, the PAD slowly dissipates.

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    I have five Meerschaums carved by Mr. Baki, and I'd have to say, they are all top notch in every way.

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    Love it! that's one of the ones that I really like. very simple but detailed.

    I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Incedible!

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    Stunning!

    " I always wanted to be somebody. Now I realize I should have been more specific. " - Lily Tomlin
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    I am normally not a fan of Meerschaums, but this is one that I would drop the cash for quick, if I had it!

    Cheers!
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    That's a stunning meer! A little pricey, but beautiful!

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    BAKI does some great weave carvings. The original post is what turned me onto his work and eventually having my weave made. Although my kids had to eat in the free lunch line for a year


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    I mean as a compliment...that meerschuam doesn't even look carved, it looks as if it were molded.

    I can barely peel potatoes and these guys can carve artwork out of "stone".

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    @onepyrotec: That is an impressive and gorgeous Baki...and as well engineered as his meers are, I’m sure it smokes wonderfully too. Congrats!

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    not competing - just pointing out - but just ordered a few pipes from " meerqueen " - seems there is a price reduction on now so took advantage - ordered fl 114 & fl 128 & mn 036- also very nice work - baki out of my range so for same price i get 3 - hope they smoke as well as they look.
    it was meerqueen member posts earlier on meerschaum info that sent me to the site.

    dont want to think of the duty here in canada at least not yet - i am told it is only 7% on smoking pipes but it never works out that way depending on who hits you - it is going ups so maybe they are better but ups charges to clear so who knows the end costs - only in canada EH !

    PS for you americans - that EH is a canadian thing - revolting eh !!

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    PS for you americans - that EH is a canadian thing - revolting eh !!

    A little off topic but that just reminded me of Bob and Doug McKenzie. I love the Great White North skits!

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    Yowza!

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    They should start calling them "Bakiweaves" -- he really has mastered them.

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    @onepyrotec: That is an impressive and gorgeous Baki...and as well engineered as his meers are, I’m sure it smokes wonderfully too. Congrats!

    Brian, you are correct.

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    Sorry for reviving a zombie thread, but I custom ordered a basket weave based on the original post (sent those pictures).

    Diamond series Tekin from meerschaumstore. Will be interesting to see if the detail comes close to this beauty.

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    Welcome to the forum. Please post a picture after you have received it. Pipe porn is always appreciated here

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    I personally always find it in poor taste to use a picture of someone's work to ask someone else to do the same, for both parties.

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    I was chatting online with the person from meerschaumstore in Turkey, and they didn't have anything similar listed on their website. I wasn't going to place an order until I was sure they knew exactly what I was looking for.

    They didn't seem to have a problem with it, but feel free to be offended.

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    I personally always find it in poor taste to use a picture of someone's work to ask someone else to do the same, for both parties.

    Once it is public domain, it's irrelevant. Besides, I don't know how many carvers could really replicate that basket weave and do it well while doing it for substantially less money.

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    That's a beautiful and intricate pipe

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    Welcome to the forum. Please post a picture after you have received it. Pipe porn is always appreciated here

    +1 … I'd certainly like to see Tekin's version.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    I agree the workmanship is amazing, but you couldn't gift this pipe to me... unless I was allowed to sell it on. My PAD remains dormant with this one.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    but feel free to be offended.
    I didn't say I was offended, just that I find it in poor taste. Feel free to be presumptuous. My only point was that I don't know why you would not go to the original maker. Best of luck in getting it recreated.

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    I don't see the problem in asking a carver for a pipe shape or idea that you are interested in. That is not poor taste at all, in my opinion. In fact, I find it completely normal. If you want a basket weave pipe, it's perfectly logical to show an example of the type of basket weave you find attractive.

    There are a number of different styles to choose from.

    Pipe shapes and designs are constantly repeated among carvers. The basket weave is nothing new.

    I would support whatever carver/artist I choose and not feel the slightest bit of awkwardness about that choice. Giving an artist an aid so they know what you are interested in when you commission a pipe is plain common sense.

    Unless your bent is that you like a surprise. But not everyone likes a surprise. Sometimes people like a particular thing. Nothing wrong with that.

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    I agree with that stance generally, I guess that I do not know enough about meer shapes to have made my comment without further clarification. Based on the OP referring to this as a Baki Basketweave, I was was under the impression that this particular look was a bit of a signature from Baki. When a particular carver has a signature shape or look, I personally find it in poor taste to ask another carver to replicate that look. And I know a number of carvers who will say no to such a request because they feel the same way. I don't expect everyone to agree, but I am happy to state my opinion on the matter. In this case, I don't know if this is really a signature look or not, but drew my conclusion perhaps preemptively.

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    My only point was that I don't know why you would not go to the original maker.

    I'll reply to this because it might be of general interest to the community.

    I saw this pipe on Deniz Ural's site, and fell in love with it. Best Meerschaums
    I noticed all the Baki pipes on the page were SOLD and hadn't been updated in a while, so I contacted Mr Ural.

    He replied...
    Unfortunately, after 17 years of having an exclusivity agreement with Baki
    and promoting his name world-wide, Baki decided to supply his pipes to a Chinese
    company and I am unable to predict if his position will change.

    I located the Chinese vendor on AliExpress. That website is atrocious, and I would be highly skeptical about ordering there.

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    ormazd, completely regardless of whether we agree or not on the basic idea, I have to say that is a darned good reason not to go to the original maker. It is a shame to hear that he is yet another maker selling exclusively to the Chinese now. This is becoming a problem.

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    I personally always sometimes find it in poor taste
    There, I fixed my statement based on hindsight. Thanks for making me realize that my opinion is sometimes uninformed and rude.

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    @ormazd: Thanks for the info. I had been thinking about emailing Deniz to inquire about Baki status. I'm disappointed to learn what happened.

    I tried searching on AliExpress as you mentioned but I wasn't able to find anything.

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    @ormazd: Thanks for the info. I had been thinking about emailing Deniz to inquire about Baki status. I'm disappointed to learn what happened.

    I tried searching on AliExpress as you mentioned but I wasn't able to find anything.

    Here's a link to the store. Godspeed!

    AliExpress

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Thanks for the link...I'm glad to know where Baki ended up.

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    I always thought AliExpress was one of those sites similar to DXtreme - the kind of place that people go to buy £2 watches and £4 'Zippos'. Never thought I'd see pipes of that price on there.

    But maybe I'm missing the point.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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