Kiko 6, Straight Billiard Estate Block Meerschaum Pipe [SOLD OUT]

$75.00

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Description

Kiko was a brand of pipes produced by the Kilimanjaro Pipe Company, a pipe company based in what is now Tanganyika in the United Republic of Tanzania. Kiko pipes were made from what is commonly known as African meerschaum, a denser variety of the mineral than its Turkish counterpart. Unfortunately, the last African meerschaum pipes were produced many decades ago, as the material is no longer mined. This makes such pipes quite rare to come by.

As African meerschaum is not as naturally white as its Turkish counterpart, pipes made from the former are typically stained during production, much like a briar would be. A common approach is to give the pipe a golden stain with a fumed rim. It’s very simple and elegant in my opinion – it works very well for traditional billiards for this one, too. Another thing this pipe has going for it is the weight, being a mere 36 grams. As African meerschaum is typically a little heavier than Turkish, this one is uncommonly easy to clench. The pipe is in great condition, though the stain on the fumed rim has rubbed off a little over time.

 

Details:

Length: 5.2″

Bowl Width: 20.1mm

Bowl Depth: 1.4″

Weight: 1.2oz / 36g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used

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