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cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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After an intensive search and looking at all the Meers out there, I decided on an IMP. I like their "high grade delrin push-pull, tenon and mortise, with a 4mm draft hole system". Of all the Meers out there, I wanted something easy to use. I went with a smooth Apple as I am not into the carvings. I believe this should smoke my flakes very nicely. I like the idea of being able to wipe the bowl and smoke it a few times a day.

I bought it on ebay from meerschaummarket as they were excepting best offers so I got pretty good deal on it.







Here is the stats on the pipe.

Length : 15.6 cm. = 6.15"
Bowl Height : 4.8 cm. = 1.9"
Width : 4.7 cm. = 1.85"
Chamber Diameter : 22 mm. =0.86"
Chamber Depth : 44 mm. = 1.75"
Weight: 60 gr. = 2.1 OZ

 

jazz

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Feb 17, 2014
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I like it. I have been lusting after a smooth meer for a long time now and I can't believe I still don't have one.
Enjoy.

 

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weezell

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Oct 12, 2011
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Your gonna love it! Many great smokes to ya...(I'm kinda partial to meers ya know)...

 

hawky454

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Feb 11, 2016
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Man, good job on that one! Everything about that pipe is awesome! I have 3 Meerschaums but the draft hole is too narrow on all of them and I’m afraid to modify them myself. I love that yours has a 4mm draft hole (perfect size!) and the delrin tenon/mortise just tops it off! I bet that ones gonna color wonderfully. I don’t have the funds for another pipe at the moment but a Meer like that one is going to the top of my wish list. Congrats!

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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Finally... congrats man, you've got great taste. May she squeeze every drop of flavor out of your tobacco, giving you the best smokes ever.

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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Thanks guys. It was the Delrin system and 4mm airway that were the selling features for me. No one else I researched had those. The Apple is one of my favorite shapes and I have a lot of them in briar.

 

thesmokindragon

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Jul 12, 2011
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Harris, I also have an IMP Apple, rusticated style - you will love it. It smokes like champ! Now I also made the mistake of getting an AKB Meer in the past, airway is so bad on it I can't even smoke it.

 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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Making the mortise/tenon system and open draft a priority is the smart way to choose a meerschaum. Many folks are drawn-in by fancy carving, only to discover that their pipe is practically unsmokeable. I'm sure you'll enjoy this one a lot.

 

unadoptedlamp

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Mar 19, 2014
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You bastard! I had literally sent Burak an e-mail about that exact same pipe on Tuesday asking about the position of the hole and if it was symmetrical. He said "Buy the pipe, handle it for a few days, and don't smoke it yet. If there is ANYTHING not up to your standards, send it back. I am that confident of how exceptional it is."
And what did I do? I sat on it. Had I known you had your eye on it...
You bought from a first rate seller. I have three pipes through him and they are all flawless. You're surly going to enjoy it. Just be careful about the pipe cleaner in the bottom of the bowl when wet. Over time, you might carve a small groove if you're not paying attention.
Damn it. Well, I hope you enjoy it.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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A bit similar to the one I bought from SPC a couple of years back. IMP has one piece acrylic stems, and an integral mortise sleeve that doesn't come out, so none of that screw in parts business. Great grab!

 

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