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Should I Smoke It?

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  • Started 6 years ago by piperl12
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  1. piperl12

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    About ten years ago I was given a Meershaum pipe from a friend in the industry. It is a beautifully carved CAO Scottish Highlander Head fully carved beard and plume. It has been tucked away for years now and I have never had the heart to light it up. I'm one of those people that wish a meer could stay white. Back then I hadn't really discovered the magic of Meer's it was a novalty item. Now I have several and love them all. In fact I would venture to say that if I could only smoke a meer that would be ok. So what do you guys think, smoke it or leave it as a collectors item for my kids?

    Cheers,

    Piperl12

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. hawk60ce

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    Fire it up!

    People sleep peacefully in their beds at night, because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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  3. rotschefeller

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    LIGHT IT NOW

    and post pictures while you're at it.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. irishsmoker

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    Don't think just smoke!

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  5. papipeguy

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    Agreed. Enjoy it and watch the color develop.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. uberam3rica

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    Smoke it!

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. swhipple

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    Your kids will value it more if it is something you used rather than something that was just stuck in a closet. Having said that the collector value will be higher if you keep it pristine.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. metarzan

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    Burn baby burn!

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  9. rmbittner

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    Your kids will value it more if it is something you used rather than something that was just stuck in a closet.

    Agree 100%.

    Bob

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. zonomo

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    swhipple makes a great point. Ignite...

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  11. captainprophesy

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    You should be finished or just finishing that first bowl right about now... right!? I mean its been an hours since you posted this.

    So how is/was it?

    I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. tbradsim1

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    What's your children gonna say, here"s an unsmoked Meer, how much can we get for it? Fire that sucker up. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. yohanan

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    You need to light up that pipe and give it a go, now!!!


    Smoke What You Like, And Like What You Smoke...Regardless Of What Anyone Else Thinks...
    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. dottle

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    Light the fuse!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. piperl12

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    Ok well the decision was unanimous or however the heck you spell that lol I have taken some unsmoked pics of it and i will enjoy a bowl tonight sitting in my smoking chair and report back how it went. Now just to figure out what I should smoke in it. I have a 20 year old block of pirate kake maybe I should marry them up?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. captainprophesy

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    I have a 20 year old block of pirate kake maybe I should marry them up?

    OH HELL YES!

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  17. portascat

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    What's your children gonna say, here"s an unsmoked Meer, how much can we get for it?

    HAH!

    "To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there."
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  18. philobeddoe

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    +100 to the Old Cajun, no offense, but your kids could probably care less. Your friend gave you the pipe to enjoy, so pack her up and enjoy.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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  19. batdemon

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    +1 to what everyone else has said. Enjoy that meer!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. piperl12

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    Does anyone know how to post pictures from the albums? I was going to post a pic of the pipe before I smoke it but can't figure out how to do it?

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  21. gwtwdbss

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    You should just be able to copy and paste the IMG code link. It should be somewhere on the website page where your pic is stored.

    If you have difficulty check this link out:

    instructions-for-posting-pictures

    Posted 6 years ago #
  22. captainsousie

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    gwtwdbss got the right thread. That's the way I post pics in my threads. If you can't get it figured out, pm me the link to the picture in your album and I'll post it for you.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. piperl12

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    You guys are awsome! Here he is:

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. shawn

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    Nice - smoke it.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    That is one great pipe! I understand wanting to keep it perfect but I'd have to say smoke it. The perfect tobacco for it? MacBarren's Highland Blend.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. foggymountain

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    Smoke it. Things will be very different on Earth when your children grow up and have families. If you want it to stay whiter, remove the wax with a strong alcoholic beverage. I use Perry's TOT 114 proof gin for cleaning & dewaxing pipes.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  27. piperl12

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    Hmmmm the highland cream suggestion is a great one! I love that stuff. I really think that bottle of 12 year old Macallen Scotch is calling out for this maiden voyage smoke too.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  28. mthanded

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    Smoke it. Your grandkids will treasure it more knowing that this was something there Grandpa smoked and used, especially if they see you smoking it. I wish that I could have seen my grandfather hunt with his Winchester 1892 that I now shoot around my grandkids. Memories are made right now.

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  29. martiniman

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    +1

    Smoke it. Your grandkids will treasure it more knowing that this was something there Grandpa smoked and used, especially if they see you smoking it. I wish that I could have seen my grandfather hunt with his Winchester 1892 that I now shoot around my grandkids. Memories are made right now.

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  30. phred

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    Oh, that's a fantastic sculpting job. Enjoy it!



    "De gustibus non est disputandum."
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  31. metalheadycigarguy

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    I like the idea of the meerschaum staying white, but it's also cool to see it change color over time as well. If you have a nice rotation of pipes and other meerschaum pipes then I can see the benefit of leaving it un-smoked, but if it was your only one then I would say go for it.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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