So about a month ago, I had talked to Mustafa at Astas Meerschaum pipes about commissioning a tamper. It was going to be a replica of my old man tampers my friend made me. Well I waited weeks for him to find the right size stone.
So then I decided to back out of that, and buy a billiard meer, and a cigarette holder instead. I was just waiting for the funds to come in. Then today I thought, if I have to quit smoking after my surgery for a month or two, then I might as well not start smoking cigarettes again.
It's been my plan for years to only smoke a pipe.
So today I just asked him if I could get the billiard instead, and he mentions he found the right size "stone" for my tamper.
So after many mind changes, my old man meerschaum tamper, along with a straight billiard, are one step closer to being on their way! Still gotta wait for him to carve it, but it's set in stone finally!
Both pics have been shown multiple times, but once more won't hurt.
The meer I'm getting.
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And my original tamper that went missing, that my meerschaum one is being modeled after.
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