Lefty Shaka Pipe - Swiss Army Knife of All-in-One Pipes
New for 2021: Now all our Shaka Pipes will feature longer Torx Poker.
Please also note there is no need to adjust the top lid screw. It's set with perfect friction.
The improvements of Shaka Pipe from the original brass pipe include
1. Bottom tar trap cover no longer needs to be tapped out, a major issue with the original brass pipe where the poker will get bent. Shaka Pipe uses a countersunk screw to secure the trap door and can be easily opened with the provided Torx wrench poker;
2. Tar trap is much bigger, means less cleaning work. On the original brass pipe, you'll need to clean it every a couple of days, which leads to more chances of bending the precious poker;
3. Stash tube locks independently with a hidden retainer clip. Even you lose your poker the stash won't fall out. So many brass pipes are in limbo because of a bent or lost poker. A replacement poker for Shaka Pipe costs only $6.
4. Stash tube is made out of long rifle casing, more stylish and bigger storage...BIGGER STORAGE!
5. Poker is now a Torx wrench (new improvement in 2021). It can be used to adjust cover screws. On the original brass pipe, you'd need to find a hex key to adjust the swinging top lid. Many pipe users kept a little tool box next to their beloved Proto. Now the Handy Torx key is part of the Shaka Pipe.
6. Poker wrench end is right angled, which makes it easier to pull out with just fingers.
7. Top cover screw is now flat head screws. Make the whole top cover flush.
8. Top cover is locked in with a stopper. Original brass pipe cover will swing left and right. (See the toolbox comments above.)
9. Top cover has a perfect rotating friction. You don't need to adjust the lid screw for the entire lifespan of your pipe.
10. A stem cleaner tool was created to push out the tar, the original brass pipe uses its poker and it's never long enough, which will take a needle nose plier to pull it out. (See the weatherman tool comments above.)
11. The Shaka Pipe comes with a durable canvas pouch with hand illustrated graphics. Optional EVA hardshell pocket case and pipe wallet are also available. This is how I started making Shaka Pipe. I was making leather cases for the original brass pipe and wished it had come with one. I also wished it had a flat head screw so it's easier to slide in and out. (Hence the use of countersunk screw.) It was a very popular gifts among my brass pipe owning friends, until one day the original brass pipe ceased production. Unhappy with the cheap knockoffs and unable to find something comparable, I fired up my Tormach 1100 CNC mill and went to work...
Here is a blog comparing the two.
Own one and you'll understand.
Machined and assembled in Oahu, Hawai'i.
Shipped from Honolulu with aloha (via US postal service, 3-5 days to any US address).
The pocket case and stash tube are optional and can be purchased from the dropdown menu above.
A Comparison Video
Making of Shaka Pipe