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My new Copper Morta Churchwarden

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  • Started 5 years ago by NOLA Cajun
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  1. tobyducote

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  3. homeguard95

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    That's an unusual looking pipe.... I like it.

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    Wowzer!!

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    Very Nice!!


    A Great Storm No Matter How Great, Will Always Pass.
    But The Clam After, Is What You Must Master, In Order For Life To Last.
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    Love it!

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    Wow, I like that one but what is morta?

    Til shade is gone, til water is gone. Into the shadow with teeth bared,
    Screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder's eye on the Last Day.
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    That is really cool, I've not yet seen brown Morta, is it a different kind of petrified wood or did the pipe maker somehow get the Morta to take stein?

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Wow. That is a great looking pipe!

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    werebear,
    Check out this post, I give quite a bit of information on the Morta pipes I owned at that time, it has since grown.

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/morta-pipes-opinions-or-experience#post-585397

    NOLA cajun,
    Details man, details, I'd have nabbed that in two shakes of a Weimaraner's tail!
    banjo

    philobeddoe,
    Morta comes in quite a few colors, here is a chart, it is not complete but as you can see age (how long it has been submerged) and what kind of soup it was in is the determining factors.

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    I stand in awe...

    - Jason
    "Lost in thought and lost in time... While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted... Outside the rain fell dark and slow... While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime..."
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    Thanks for the chart fish...

    Werebear..Morta is semi-petrified wood..also called bog oak...it is a unique material used to makes pipes...similar smoking qualities as meerschaum but less fragile.

    The Copper color is natural, it's not as old as the black...it's very rare to find copper and gold..black is the most common...as the chart shows, it ranges in age from 1000 to 8000 years old...only a few pipe carvers in the world work with Morta..because of the density of the material, and rareness of good quality blocks available to make a pipe.

    Very specific "bog" conditions are required to preserve the wood so it doesn't rot to allow it to turn into Morta and it's only found in a few places in the world, (France, Croatia...etc.)

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    Wowzer!!

    I agree!! That is one nice CW !!

    Davorin?

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    That's a nice looking pipe. A pipe maker I know has made several morta pipes out of 6000 old morta and he's stated that its very tricky as it can be difficult to carve. Enjoy the pipe... she's a beauty.

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    Bazinga !! I love the tadpole !!

    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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    Yes, sir; everything works together on that pipe. Enjoy it.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Very cool looking pipe!

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    Thanks for the chart Banjo, I had thought all Morta was some shade of black.

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    Very nice Churchwarden. Congrats!

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    Yes ejames...it's a Davorin

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    @fishnbanjo, thanks for the link and my favorite of the pipes you showed would definitely have to be the cutty shape one.

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    I gotta tell you NOLA, your taste in pipes is fantastic. In about 2 months, I will be buying my first Davorin. I am really looking forward to it.

    BTW, have you read Skin Game yet? I picked it up, but haven't startd it yet.

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    Very rarely do I dig the look of a CW, but this is one of those rare times. Fantastic. Who sells this carver?

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    Peck,

    There are a few sites that carry his work:

    Pipes2smoke.com
    http://www.blockandbriar.com/product-category/davorin-denovic/http://altinokmeerschaumpipes.com/davorin_denovic.asp
    Pipesandcigars.com occasionally has some of his pipes

    And you can check out his home page here: http://davorinmortapipes.wordpress.com

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    Outstanding! How does it smoke?

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