We continue to be extremely busy with group pipes and orders, but in and around the fringes of the main work, I managed to do a couple new Morta Classics. I haven’t decided what to do with them yet – One may already be sold (the prince), but I’m not certain, and I also don’t know if I have the time to do full photo & catalog entries for them, so they may just ship direct to a dealer. But, I thought I’d post a couple of quick pics here first just to see if anyone wanted to snap one up direct. They’re each 209 €, or 250 € with VAT for EU buyers, and thankfully, the euro has started dropping finally and US buyers can now purchase a good bit more easily than a mere six months ago! Today’s rate is $1.47/euro, down from a miserable $1.58/euro only a month ago. Note – Both pipes are now SOLD

Like all the Morta Classics, these are both smaller bowls, best suited for flakes, plugs, etc. They’re also of note because they are officially “the first of the last” – We are officially going to be ceasing production of the Briere-harvested morta pipes. If I can find a reliable commercial source (hopefully one of the new wave of morta pipemakers can help me here), I will continue to make morta pipes, but the cost of finding, harvesting, and site-drying is simply more than I can bear in time and money. Our existing stock has dwindled to the point that we now have a limited number of small-bowl Morta Classic-size blocks remaining, and a select stash of larger blocks for Signature pieces, and when the Briere morta is gone, that’s that.

And that’s the news of the moment! Anyone interesting in snagging one of these two should just email me.

Categories: Pipe Blog

4 Comments

Trever-T · September 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm

I would suggest trying some latakia-heavy blends in it, since morta loves latakia and they will be much more “lively” in it.

Anonymous · September 23, 2008 at 9:59 am

Some days ago I purchased the “Prince” one, showed on the photo above, a very cute small, well made “morta” pipe.
I waited some days before posting impressions, I had to do first the brake-in; now I can try to describe the way it smokes: I smoked in it only EMs (Balkan Sobranie), got out a very cool, not bitting at all puffing. Pipe does not get hot either (I was expecting to deal with a VERY HOT bowl, as many commented before –also in other forums– but that’s not true!), nor wets its stem; the only thing to say is that apparently smokes a bit flat compairing with a briar pipe, may be “morta” tends to attenuate spicy tastes…
Is that true? Can somebody with longer expirience on “mortas” illuminate me? This one is the first I ever smoked.

T

Trever-T · August 27, 2008 at 7:14 pm

No, not at all. They were happy that morta pipe production could continue, but there was nothing conditional attached.

mathuaerknedam · August 27, 2008 at 5:13 pm

for some reason I had it in my head that continuing with local morta production was some sort of condition of your move to Brittany. But I could easily be confused; I sure can’t find any mention of this in email or on your site!

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