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Custom Baki Meerschaums "The Red Series"

#22
Next is a Lovat. Once again a crappy drawing however this time I said that I wanted the shank to be round.

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The outcome must have been derived from a fairly hefty piece of meerschaum. It feels very sturdy and is far too large to clench but it's exactly what I asked for! I love that the bowl shape is conventional and has a slight down angle to make it aesthetically pleasing.

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This is the meerschaum I've been searching for since I started the pipe! Beauty!
 

Siv

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#24
Come on, level with us: how many of these have you actually gotten to enjoy? :)
There's a small story here which I'm not sure if I'm ready to share but I honestly haven't smoked any of these pipes. Since I have too many pipes, these are all sitting in their cases waiting.

And on to the next one. I don't have a "inspiration" picture to share but I did send a couple of photos of a tomato shaped briar that I liked the look of. This is one of my favourites:

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Ozark Wizard

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#30
There's a small story here which I'm not sure if I'm ready to share but I honestly haven't smoked any of these pipes. Since I have too many pipes, these are all sitting in their cases waiting.

And on to the next one. I don't have a "inspiration" picture to share but I did send a couple of photos of a tomato shaped briar that I liked the look of. This is one of my favourites:

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My eyes are extremely pleased with that!
 

Siv

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#34
There are three red series pipes I know of that I didn't buy - I wonder if anyone here bought them?

One that got away No.1: I'm generally not a fan of carved or rusticated meers. I have some but they're not what I gravitate towards. So while this is a lovely looking pipe, it's just not for me so I passed.

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One that got away No.2: Another crazy design, based on a silly drawing I sent. Due to a small flaw in the block, there is some rustication at the top which totally threw it off for me. I think Deniz took this back to Baki and had him make something else - not sure what happened to this pipe in the end. It was for sale but I don't know if anyone bought it!

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One that got away No.3: Now this one didn't show up in the lot that Deniz showed me yet he put it up for sale on his site and Fred Bass bought it before I had a chance. I think the shape is called the "Pharaoh". It's a lovely pipe and truly one that got away as I would have bought it in a heart beat given the chance. The image is from his estate sale

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One that got away No.4: I have no idea about this one - looks to be another that Fred snatched. A Tokutomi style blowfish. I have one myself but without the red trim.

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