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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:55 AM
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Default How do you spot a fake KM?

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I've been looking at getting the KM AM Tri from Hookahshop.co.uk, they do have a few KM's to choose from.

Whilst I was trying to find other suppliers of KM in the UK I came across this Yahoo Answers post (scroll down to the answer by "gig") which got me dubious about the authenticity of the hookah in question from that particular store but also how would one spot a fake KM in the wild?

On another note does anyone know of any KM stockists in the UK as the shipping will be a pretty penny from the US otherwise I would have gone ahead with HJ!

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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:06 AM
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try www.hookahroyal.com or www.shishabuzz.com
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Post a link and let us see what we think. In the actual world take a look at the tray perch and the tray. KM glass is not made by KM and thus can vary pretty drastically. The stem is the part that matters. Learn what the KM signature brand looks like and it should be set in the perch and printed into the tray.
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Thanks, tried there however the former only has one type whereas the latter have no stock at all
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Post a link and let us see what we think. In the actual world take a look at the tray perch and the tray. KM glass is not made by KM and thus can vary pretty drastically. The stem is the part that matters. Learn what the KM signature brand looks like and it should be set in the perch and printed into the tray.
The one I was looking at is here http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/alam-mis...ch-p-1378.html

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So long as it's actually the hookah pictured then yes it is a KM.
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So long as it's actually the hookah pictured then yes it is a KM.
I certanly hope its the one which arrives!
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I certanly hope its the one which arrives!
If so it's a great rig. I have that KM and it's one of my favorites. They have been very popular lately it seems. I need to stop being a trend setter. Then maybe I can have something unique :P
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If so it's a great rig. I have that KM and it's one of my favorites. They have been very popular lately it seems. I need to stop being a trend setter. Then maybe I can have something unique :P
What o you think of the Trophy http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/hookah-b...oon-c-276.html instead?
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What o you think of the Trophy http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/hookah-b...oon-c-276.html instead?
It's a nice hookah and I am sure it smokes nicely. I have never used that particular model. I am not a fan of ice buckets but to each their own. Don't let my comment sway you from the one you want. The right hookah for you is the one that you enjoy the most and works best for you. I was really just joking. the number of people that have it shouldn't sway decisions too badly.
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It's a nice hookah and I am sure it smokes nicely. I have never used that particular model. I am not a fan of ice buckets but to each their own. Don't let my comment sway you from the one you want. The right hookah for you is the one that you enjoy the most and works best for you. I was really just joking. the number of people that have it shouldn't sway decisions too badly.
I was more concerned with the smoke as I assume they would both smoke similar if not the same. I'm told the ice chmaber is just a gimick, its just as easy to put ice in the base if its required.

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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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I remember when i got mine, No1 had it. Then slowly people started getting it and it started showing up all over ebay
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Hallelujah! Yes people there are fakes out there!
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hookahshop.com is a gd site.
they are legit.
now the ice tray is just a waste of money. the tri metal is the one you should go with is is so nice u will have very gd smokes with that shisha, the new Kms now also come with washable hoses.
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hookahshop.com is a gd site.
they are legit.
now the ice tray is just a waste of money. the tri metal is the one you should go with is is so nice u will have very gd smokes with that shisha, the new Kms now also come with washable hoses.

That last part is not true at all. Where is your evidence for this as it would be an amazing bit of news?
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That last part is not true at all. Where is your evidence for this as it would be an amazing bit of news?
are you talking about the washable hose part
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That last part is not true at all. Where is your evidence for this as it would be an amazing bit of news?
says on the website but i dont believe it either as the handle looks wooden to me
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hookahshop.com is a gd site.
they are legit.
now the ice tray is just a waste of money. the tri metal is the one you should go with is is so nice u will have very gd smokes with that shisha, the new Kms now also come with washable hoses.
You should fix your link as it is a redirect...www.hookahshop.co.uk

Their KMs may come with washable hoses but that doesn't make it true for other vendors. Actually, that specific hose doesn't seem to be sold by many others yet.

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Hi

I've been looking at getting the KM AM Tri from Hookahshop.co.uk, they do have a few KM's to choose from.

Whilst I was trying to find other suppliers of KM in the UK I came across this Yahoo Answers post (scroll down to the answer by "gig") which got me dubious about the authenticity of the hookah in question from that particular store but also how would one spot a fake KM in the wild?
Well, contrary to what "gig" said, that base and purge valve are both KM. Hookah John sells that base (I've held it in person) and the purge valve/hose port are typical to pretty much all KM Trimetals and several other models.
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i am hoping to finally get a km. been waiting for too long to get one and i think i finally might just do it. i have many hookahs mz's, mya saray, ssc, but no km. so soon . but that looks like a killer rig.
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says on the website but i dont believe it either as the handle looks wooden to me

I don't get how a hose can be leather and washable...

Some of you may remember that a while back we had an issue with certain vendors advertising that the a specific KM hose model was washable because their suppliers advertised them as such only to realize that they were the standard KM long handled hoses with a different outer appearance.

Hopefully I am wrong and this is not the same situation but that particular hose looks like and older style I saw a while ago beofre the long handles were standard.
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