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$20 Pipe

Post by Chaps_iii » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:53 am

This is a Metamorphosi pipe I purchased from RnATreasures. Found him on Instagram and FB and he has an Ebay store. For $20 I couldn’t pass up trying it as a shop/deployment pipe. I can tell you my first impression is that I will be buying more and these won’t be just shop bang up pipes!

It has been really cold here and I was gone all weekend to teach a marriage retreat. I had hoped to find time to smoke it then but that did not happen. So this morning I lit it up on the way into work.

I packed half a bowl with some Mac Baren Virginia No.1

M ride into work was about 30 min and it smoked the entire time with no re-lights and was a clean dry smoke. The pipe is light and the bit is comfortable. Spent most of the time just resting in my mouth. It was a cool smoke as well, now it was a cold 29 degrees and my truck heater is on the fritz but the bowl did not get very hot. Overall for the very first smoke it was not some $20 basket pipe but equivalent to any other pipe I have. When I got to work I still had about a ¼ bowl left.

Aesthetically I am happy with it. The rustication is even and looks great. The diamond shank is very well made and the transition to the stem has a nice band around it. There is a roughly shaped C stamped on the stem, not sure what it stand for. And the name Metamorphosi is stamped on the shank.

My recommendation is buy one or two or more of these – but after I get a few more

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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by Winton » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:59 am

Very nice pipe for $20!

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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by Cleon » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:10 am

That's a good value. Nice rustication and shaping at that price point.
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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by hugodrax » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 am

Yes, that's impressive. It's stamped "patent applied for." Is it a system pipe of some sort?
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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by UncleBob » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:27 am

That's a good deal for a Cristiano.
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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by Goose55 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am

Winton wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:59 am
Very nice pipe for $20!
Yes, indeed, and looks brand new. Smokin' deal!
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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by Chaps_iii » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:29 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 am
Yes, that's impressive. It's stamped "patent applied for." Is it a system pipe of some sort?

I think you may be right, like some sort of mini reverse calabash

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Re: $20 Pipe

Post by Rusty » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:33 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:27 am
That's a good deal for a Cristiano.
Is the Cristiano biz still operating?

This guy RnATreasures appears to have acquired partially complete and completed pipes in large amounts. It looks like the remains of a pipe making biz.

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