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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:15 PM
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Default Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

Hey guys,

Wanted to know if anyone had an opinion on the KM Leather hoses pictured below:



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I'm very interested in this hose but first wanted obtain some opinions before I purchase it. My interest is purely aesthetic as it's a leather hose and therefore not washable. If somebody could fill me in the hoses overall build quality, ease of pull and any other pertinent info I'd be highly appreciative.
Thanks so much in advance.

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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

the km hoses are very nice. aesthetically theyre pleasing to the eye. they also have a large bore so you will have an easier draw with alot of smoke. The only con to the hose you already mentioned which is it cant be washable. but i personally dont find this to be a set back.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Nice hose, good draw, good construction. But as with any nonwashable hose it will eventually rust from the humidity of the smoke.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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I have one, and I love it. I find that I am using it more than my nammor hose.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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so what happens when it rust from humidity of the smoke? is it just done or is there a way you can save your hose.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:07 PM
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Not really, once there is rust there will always be rust. You can blow it out as much as possible to knock free some of the surface rust so you don't inhale it but moisture in hookah smoke will continue to cause the metals inside to corrode.

They are good hoses though and many prefer leathers over washables. If you treat them well you can get some longevity out of them.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

they are pretty hoses, well made, and have a nice wide open draw. However their is the washability issue. Also, the flexible portion of the hose is very short and makes it a little hard to have multiple people smoking unless you are all in a tight circle around the hookah.
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

Not my favorite KM hose, I prefer the rainbow hoses over these. I got one with my Americana and uses it tonight. The handle feels too long and the hose part too short. I'm not crazy about the length of the part that goes into the hookah as well, even that annoys me with the Narbish, but at least the Narbish is longer. Out of the 65 inches of the hose about 32 inches is the handle and hose port. The bore is wide but its too short for smoking with another person, a good hose just for yourself to use.
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I have a few of these hoses and they are my favorite. I have washables but these have a great, full open draw, and look nice. Since they are not washable, they will hold some amount of flavor in them. If you smoke a strong coffee flavor in it, it will stay with you for a few sessions. In the end, a number of folks got a few leather hoses, one for each flavor category (citrus, coffees, mints, etc).

Also, see the homemade / do it yourself section for an article on how to dye this specific hose a different color. I dyed mine something other than skin color.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:40 PM
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Guys thanks so much for the info! I'll be ordering a few tonight.
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

Leather is just bad MMMkay?
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I am glad that you'll be ordering a KM hose, this hose is the best IMO but try to smoke one flavor with it.
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

thoes look great they sell them near by and i might pick up a green one once i get my new hookah
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I have two of those but prefer the rainbow. these have a rubbery leather taste at first which goes away after like 5 bowls. the rainbow is on sale at texas hookah for 20 might be better bet, jmo
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km supreme best hose ever.

ive never used those specific ones but i like bored out acrylic tips on the cheap Temsah felt hoses
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good hose came with my KM and i love it
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

Actually it's my favorite no washable hose and I use it more than any other hose. I agree about the lenght of the leather part of the hose is a bit short, but over all I really like the handle.
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Default Re: Thoughts on the KM Leather Hose?

I had a really bad experience with one. I think the one I bought was really old and was falling apart when I bought it. I still like my washable ones.
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