When Phil Jergenson created the Proto Pipe in the 1960’s It soon became one of the famous handheld pipes in the decade. It’s highly portable, very easy to clean, and the most durable pipe, yet it comes with several flaws. After several decades the makers came back with a new and improved Mendo Pipe.
Using the Proto Pipe was easy, and it was a near-perfect handheld metal pipe for rugged smokers. There were some improvements that needed to be done, though, and Phil Jergenson did just that with the Mendo Pipe.
Just like its predecessor, the Mendo Pipe is made from American Brass made off-the-grid in a rural countryside. It’s got a circular bowl that has a deep burn zone that comes with a permanent pipe screen, so you don’t have to worry about inhaling ash. You still get the poker that’s really handy for taking out clogs. It comes with the 5-bowl storage pod, so you don’t have to carry your grinder around with you when you’re traveling.
There are two notable improvements in the pipe. One is the patent-pending Bowl Top Clip that helps store your herbs securely even when you’re traveling. It also doubles as a holder for pre-rolls and joints. Another is the Tarburator Flip you’ll see at the bottom. One of the disadvantages of the previous design is that the tar trap is hard to clean. With the flip cover, it’s now easier to take out tar as well as any clogs from the pipe since you can access the bottom for cleaning.
It’s recommended that you clean the pipe after 2-3 bowls to ensure that you don’t have any problems with stuck-on resin and clogged bowls. Regular cleaning ensures that it functions as good as the day you got it.
The design is well-thought-out, and you can easily see the skill used in creating this handmade pipe. The size is perfect for a handy on-the-go discreet smoking. You can put it in your pocket or cover it with your hand. The Bowl Top Clip comes in handy when you’ve got a pre-roll or cigarette lying around.
The bowl is not as deep as the original Proto Pipe, though, but the storage pod makes it convenient for you to re-load. The pipe can easily get clogged, making it necessary to do regular leaning. This is no longer such a chore since you can now gain access to the bottom of the pipe.
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