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Old July 20th, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Hey, was just wondering how to identify a real syrian. What I mean is if someone is selling hookas, how can I tell if it is a real syrian or just a look alike?
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Old July 20th, 2008, 09:38 AM
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One way to id a syrian narghille is weight.Syrian rigs are almost exclusively brass, which means they will be very heavy and solid.(However I should note that I recently saw a dual metal syrian that I believe may have been brass and steel.)Syrians are also hand made and carved.The stems will usually have ornate carving and elegant shaped segmants making up the stem.Unlike egyptian shisha that usually have only shaped segments.Because they are hand carved, there may also be imperfections in the craftsmanship.This is natural,and in fact helps give the piece a very authentic look.Check the archive for pics. of syrian narghille which people have posted, you see the difference.Many syrians are also segmented. Meaning the stem may come apart in several threaded sections, whick some folks like for travel and easy cleaning.
The bottom line is that once you learn to identify a syrian narghille you'll spot one from a mile away. Syrian rigs are known for being visually stunning and smoking like absolute champs!This is why so many of us are such dedicated syrian smokers/collectors.And btw, I'm not aware of many knock-offs floating around, although they are out there. good luck and happy hunting!

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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:48 AM
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I would say the ebst way is carvings or paintings on the STEM (and the base as well). They are usually pretty intricate. They can be on the tray as well.
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I identified THIS as a cheap chineese syrian Knock-off

what do you think Ronin?

http://www.hookahkings.com/Large-Hoo...5-p-19558.html
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Old July 20th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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it is labeled as an egyptian.

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I identified THIS as a cheap chineese syrian Knock-off

what do you think Ronin?

http://www.hookahkings.com/Large-Hoo...5-p-19558.html
not not a very good knock off considering it was made in egypt! Anyone who mistakes that for a syrian should be beaten like a baby seal!
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Old July 20th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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One way to id a syrian narghille is weight.Syrian rigs are almost exclusively brass, which means they will be very heavy and solid.(However I should note that I recently saw a dual metal syrian that I believe may have been brass and steel.)Syrians are also hand made and carved.The stems will usually have ornate carving and elegant shaped segmants making up the stem.Unlike egyptian shisha that usually have only shaped segments.Because they are hand carved, there may also be imperfections in the craftsmanship.This is natural,and in fact helps give the piece a very authentic look.Check the archive for pics. of syrian narghille which people have posted, you see the difference.Many syrians are also segmented. Meaning the stem may come apart in several threaded sections, whick some folks like for travel and easy cleaning.
The bottom line is that once you learn to identify a syrian narghille you'll spot one from a mile away. Syrian rigs are known for being visually stunning and smoking like absolute champs!This is why so many of us are such dedicated syrian smokers/collectors.And btw, I'm not aware of many knock-offs floating around, although they are out there. good luck and happy hunting!
Thanks was just asking cos here in Malta, its not uncommon to see some arab guy selling hookahs, but they would be selling cheaply made or chinese hookahs. Now that I know what to look for, I would be able to spot a winner lol so far I have a chinese one and am getting the 39" KM tomorrow from the post office but would like a nice syrian with the collection
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Old July 20th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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The only way from what I've seen is the designs on the stems and the hand painted designs on the vase. But, they are pretty darn easy to spot imo after a while:P
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The easiest way to identify a Syrian hookah is to let abu see it, and if he either likes it, or drools, it's a Syrian.
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Also most Syrians have a hose port that is straight. Where most Egyptians have a bent or angled hose port.
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Send it to me so I can identify it.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:51 AM
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lol thanks for the replies, I haven't found one, but I just posted this in the eventuality that I come across one
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well let us all see what you found.. im surious to see what syrian your loooking at.. bc i love Syrians.. only hookah i will ever own.. but welcome to Team Syrian...
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Egyptian hookahs are usually made with the "metal spinning techinc" The link is surely made with that technic. Syrians do vary more than egyptians. Syrians are usually really heavier than other rigs because their solid metal rather than the metal spinned egyptians that are hollow or the chinese machine made that are also hollow.
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