Meerschaum Dragons Are Going To Kill Me

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shanez

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I find my self going down website rabbit holes when PAD kicks in but ever since I got my last dragon meer it's gotten just plain ridiculous!
I'm selling my old wine cellar and have decided some of the proceeds will be diverted to a new dragon meer.
This is where the problem starts. There are soooo many nice ones out there and I end up killing an hour just browsing the net. Even worse, somehow I always end up with a tab open that features a $1000+ meer. Well, that's not going to happen.
I've narrowed my selection down to 2. (There's a third but it's $100 more so it really isn't an option right now.)
Option A:

Option B:

Which option would you choose?

 

canucklehead

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I like the bottom one better. I wouldn't have known that the top one was supposed to be a dragon if you hadn't said so.

 

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brian64

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I'm going to tentatively say the bottom one as well...but first I would have to know what that giant appendage is that appears to be growing out of the side of it lol.
If that's part of the pipe, I'd have to see more pics to decide if I'd consider it. But then I'm not really into figural meers all that much.

 

npod

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Bottom one! It is like a dragon, Devil Anse shape, very cool.
Good luck finding your way out of the rabbit hole!

 

cosmicfolklore

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I've heard that dragon pipes burn your tongue, ha ha. Me? I'd keep looking. Neither of those give me a sense of the awe that a dragon should evoke. But, just on "which is better?" the bottom one. I'm not even sure what the top one is supposed to be.

 

cortezattic

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If you're talking big money for a meer, you should go to a couple of shows and see the pipes in person; take notes, pics, and contact info. Failing that, stick with carvers of renown: Baki, Yanik, etc.
Of the two you posted, I like the bottom dragon image more.

 

shanez

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After the responses I broke down and spent the extra money on the one I really liked:


Thanks for the input. If the others are still available in the future I may get them too.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Great choice, Shanez. Between the three, I think I'd have gone for that one too. Congrats and enjoy the heck out of it :clap:
I'm a big fan of dragons too, and when searching for a dragon meer I came across this dragon claw holding an egg hatching a baby dragon by Yanik. It was worth it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu_FsogWo6Q&list=PL9YviwW2ShM8KY1YbVbFmRmNgon-9yjBo&index=2&t=0s

 

shanez

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I don't think I would've been able to pass that one one up either Anthony! That's a heck of a pipe.

 

cortezattic

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No fair!
You can't ask us to vote for A or B, and then opt for something entirely different.
Kevin is seriously considering the suspension of your pipe smoker's card.

 

brian64

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Although Cortez has a valid point, I must agree with Anthony and scloyd...that one is really nice and definitely superior to the other two imo.

 
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