Originally Posted by paulk
So if the head is no different from an Egyptian Brass hookah, what would the signifigance of having a Syrian style pipe? (Don't mean to sound insulting or demeaning just would like to know. BTW I am looking at the Syrians on John's site.)
What I am trying to get at is
Both are made from brass
Both have same style head
Both have same style base
What is the real differences? (Please no arguments from KM fans on this. I am in need of serious information)
As to both being made from brass, not quite. Unless you specifically meant Egyptian brass, because they sell mostly the steel varieties here at least.
Egpytian Brass is great, I love it. I love Syrian brass more mainly because of the style, but as for differences in how good it smokes, there isnt really any, its just preference there. My Egyptian Full Brass Temsah is a heavy beast and scares Zeus, but it just doesnt do what my Syrian Brass does for me, preference in the end.
As for the head, yeah no big difference, especially since most syrians sold in the US have the male stem.
As for base, that depends on the hookahs you are looking at. Just because it is KM glass doesnt mean its good glass, and not all syrians come with good glass, in fact most sold in the US tend to have a "generic" base.
As for other differences to look for, the guages which will affect your pull. I don't like a wide open pull, i like a tad of resistance on my hookahs so its not a bad thing if it doesnt pour smoke out on its own to me.