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Old March 27th, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Hi everyone,

I've only been smoking shisha for about a month but already I'm looking to buy a new hookah. The one I currently own (Fata Morgana 2 hose) is half decent but after only half a dozen sessions I can see signs of corroding in the metal. Particularly in the hose grommet areas.
I'm looking to buy a Khalil Mamoon because everyone seems to be swearing by these. There are 2 that I am interested in...(the first 2 at the top of the page of the following link..

http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/hookah-b...oon-c-276.html

I have a quick question in regard to the metals that certain hookah stems are made from. Is brass or stainless steel the way to go? The Jewel KM in the link is brass (and slightly more expensive) whilst the Butterfly is steel. I'm leaning toward the green one simply because it looks stunning.

Looking forward to your replies

Thanks in advance!
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Old March 27th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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either is amazing. just dont leave them soaked after u clean them. dry them nicely when ur done.
i have a KM Masha'al and i love it.

you'll love urs/
i'd go with the silk butterfly tho.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 09:26 AM
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I would personally go for the jewel. Nice looking rig and they say stem is brass.
The Butterfly is nice looking. The only problem I have with their stainless, is that it rusts. Stainless should not rust. I have KM chiller that has rusted to the point where when I clean it, the brush hairs get cought in the crack.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Thanks for the comments - so I take it brass is less likely to rust?
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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brass is heavier and really freaking nice
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:40 AM
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Brass doesn't really rust. It will only oxidize and turn black, and can be cleaned with brasso to remove the black, followed by a good cleaning with soap and water, then lemon juice.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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I Have a Pharonie with the brass down stem, best decision ever, go with that one
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Old March 27th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: Looking to buy a KM :)

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The only problem I have with their stainless, is that it rusts. Stainless should not rust.
Any stainless will rust in the proper conditions. When you're talking about a machine meant to pump pure humidity through, rust is going to be a concern.

That being said, I would want the stem on any of my hookahs to be brass or copper.

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I Have a Pharonie with the brass down stem, best decision ever, go with that one
Strange. Mine is copper.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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shishalife.com have a good selection of KMs
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Old March 27th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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I upgraded to a KM and it was life changing. Just buy one. I have a newer one, got it from **********.com It has a bigger base and a really nice stem. Its the 2010 model. I think the trimetal is what I have.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:04 PM
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I Have a Pharonie with the brass down stem, best decision ever, go with that one
I agree
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Sold -I bought the Jewel with the brass stem thanks everyone
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:31 PM
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Congrats on the purchase man!
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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Thanks- I get the feeling that now I'll really be able to enjoy the way I remembered it the first time I tried it in a hookah bar!
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Old March 28th, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Sorry to double post - I bought some Cocobrico's to replace my fake coconaras..will I only need 1 of these? (I hear they're quite a bit bigger)
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