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New Ryan Alden Morta/Bakelite Comission

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  • Started 6 months ago by voorhees
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  1. voorhees

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    My PM buddy Shaintiques extolled the virtues of Ryan's work and after very little deliberation, I asked Ryan make me a morta with bakelite. Ryan ordered some fantastic stock from Germany and created this beauty.

    Jason
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    Man oh Man that’s my birthday pipe, born March 17, I don’t like to use this word, but it’s awasome, you da man.

    The Old Cajun
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    That’s a true beauty, the emerald Bakelite against that sandblasted morta is a stunnning combination.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Thanks Bradley. He does have another with turquoise ebonite up for sale...

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    Beautiful! I have a very similar morta from Ryan, but with an obviously different mouthpiece. It's so comfortable in your mouth and being morta, I don't worry about what tobacco I smoke in it, so mine gets used a lot. I'm sure you'll love it

    Here's my pipe.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    That’s a beauty.

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    Craig, your pipe(or one like it) was the inspiration for this one. I love the shape. The bakelite in green was my idea.

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    Nice. That's the shape I should've grabbed.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    No higher accolade than praise from the big pipe man himself. I don't think I have to say "brad" here, but maybe for newcomers. Here's a nerdy question, but a natural curiosity. Is bakelite still made new, or is it rescued from other uses from the old days when it was primary in radio knobs and dials, etc. I assume from the beautiful color and carving that this is new stock, so I wonder if it is made exclusively in Germany? The green stem really brings up the morta and gives vibrancy to the massive bowl. Really neat.

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    Bakelite radio knobs? Hah... I actually remember those. Grandparents had a big old radio I used to love to play with.

    Anyway. Absolutely loving that pipe. A nice Morta is very high on my list.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    Morta suits a colorful stem and that's a fantastic combination, simply gorgeous.

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    Good question mso, while not speaking for Ryan, I can only assume this was new bakelite rod stock.

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    i think bakelite was used some on automobile dashboards for radio knobs but also for radio speaker grids, various control knobs, and things like housings for defroster fans which used to sit on the dashboard and have leather blades so as not to snag hands. These were family coupes and sedans of the thirties.

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    Congrats. That's a beauty. I love colored stems on pipes. If I had to pick between two identical pipes and one had a colored stem...that's the one I'd choose.

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    That is really a nice pipe and the colored stem sets it off.

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    Beautiful! Congrats...what a great pipe. I wouldn't normally find a green stem too appealing, but in this case it's perfect.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    Jason, normally I don't whine, but my bank account groaned when I saw that beauty. If I get in trouble with Susan I'm blaming you.

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Dang dupe.

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    Love the shape and the grain but not the fancy-colored stem.

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    It's all taste, ain't it, salt? Me, I love the wild! (The Wild, too, but that's a "hockey thang.")

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    Bill, you’re a grown man. Don’t blame me!

    Salt, that’s what makes this hobby great. Differences.

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    Like the shape of that Morta. Congrats!

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    If I were still in the market, I would definitely be hitting him up for a morta commission. Man that's sharp!

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    Becoming a big fan of Morta as a material.

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    Jason, THAT is a great pipe (you too Craig). I love the green stem!!! Congrats.

    Neal
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    great looking morta. love the stem color in contrast to the morta color. really nice.

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    Bill, you’re a grown man. Don’t blame me! [:mrgreen:]

    Oh, you're no fun, you just fall right over.

    B

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    Love that pipe! Green is my favorite color, and it works so well with the morta........ Congrats on that one Jason, enjoy it!

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
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    That is a great looking pipe. I think the green works very nicely with the black. I am sure it will be a great smoker, congrats.

    Harris
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    If you had asked for my opinion on getting this combination made I would have said "Hell no, what are you thinking" I'm glad you didn't because that's gorgeous, fantastic combination.

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    Saw that on facebook (believe it was the same one) and thought it was just awesome. Congrats. I have a commission in with Ryan at the moment as well. Love his work.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I'm glad to see more and more morta pipes. I've really been wanting to get one, but have not pulled the trigger yet. Smoking a pipe made out of thousands of years old bog oak is just cool conceptually, not to mention the reputation of the material for its great smoking properties. I hope it smokes great!

    Posted 6 months ago #
  33. lordofthepiperings

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    Picked up my first Ryan Alden last year. The man carves and amazing pipe. Love his stem work. Very comfortable.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
    Posted 6 months ago #

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