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Original Shaka Pipe - A Proto Pipe 2.0 for the 21st Century

Original Shaka Pipe - A Proto Pipe 2.0 for the 21st Century

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Part Number:AL-PB-001

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Original Shaka Brass Pipe - Swiss Army Knife of Hand Pipes

An all-in-one brass pipe evolved from the legendary protopipe. 

The Shaka pipe is CNC machined brass with easy open top and bottom covers. A genuine Starline Brass long rifle case is machined to cleverly lock onto the head bowl as the stash tube. Use provided hex wrench poker to loosen the bottom cover to clean up the pipe, A custom drawstring canvas pouch is provided. You can also fit a small Bic lighter in it along with the pipe. A perfect all-in-one and unbreakable pipe for concert goers, beachcombers, and couch surfers. It makes smoke on the go so convenient. 

The improvements of Shaka Pipe from the original Protopipe include

1. Bottom tar trap cover no longer needs to be tapped out, a major issue with the original Protopipe 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 hex wrench poker;
2. Tar trap is much bigger, means less cleaning work. On the original Protopipe, 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 Protopipes 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 case, more stylish and bigger storage...BIGGER STORAGE!
5. Poker is now a hex wrench. It can be used to adjust cover screws. On the original Protopipe, you'd need to find a hex key to adjust the swinging top lid. Many Protopipe users kept a little tool box next to their beloved Proto. Now the hex key is part of the Shaka Pipe.
6. Poker wrench end is right angled, which makes it easier to pull out with just fingers. Proto poker is straight. Often times you need to use a plier to pull it. A weatherman tool would come in handy in keeping up with the Protopipe.
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 proto pipe cover will swing left and right. (See the toolbox comments above.)
9. Top cover has a perfect rotating friction, thanks to the wave washer underneath. 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 Protopipe 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 Protopipe 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. (See the countersunk screw use above.) It was a very popular gifts among my Protopipe owning friends, until one day the original Protopipe 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.

http://alohapunchbowl.com/Shaka-Pipe-Proto-Pipe-20-for-the-21st-Century_b_1.html

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 between Shaka pipe and Proto pipe


Making of Shaka Pipe

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Being one of the many people who love and cherish their Proto Pipe, I was interested in this product. After using it for a month now, I can honestly say that this was worth the purchase. It is a very well made pipe and extremely durable. I love the design of the cleaning trap and I don't have to beat it open like I did with the my Proto Pipe when I need to clean it. Extremely pleased and plan to buy another for back up unit. Customer service is fast to respond to any questions I had as well. Worth every penny!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from California. on 7/27/2017
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Heavy Smoker
First of all I would like to say that this pipe is amazing! The craftman ship is on point, very well made. I've had many, many, many pipes, from glass to metal and everything in between. And this by far TOPS THEM ALL. I'm ultimately satisfied with this product. I know it will last a long time. Thank you guys keep up the good work!!!!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Seattle. on 8/11/2017
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Shaka Lovin’
After recently cleaning my Proto-Pipe that I’ve owned and used for 22 years I thought about how it was the best $25.00 I ever spent. Curious how much they go for now I discovered the Shaka. I was intrigued. I haven’t purchased a new pipe in 22 years. Well the improvements looked too impressive to pass up. I ordered my Shaka. After ordering it I contacted Daz to let him know the challenge he faced. I got my Shaka and it was everything it was cracked up to be and more. It feels just like my Proto in my hand. Well the corners are a little sharper, but I expect them to smooth over the next 20+ years. I was thinking about giving my Proto-Pipe to my nephew as an heirloom of sorts. After using my Shaka for a couple days he’s getting a Shaka. It’s everything I love about my Proto, with nothing that annoys me. Buy with confidence.
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Reviewed by:  from Boynton Beach FL. on 2/19/2018
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Great piece!
Beautiful pipe! I love it, even the little bag it comes with is great. One of the other reviewers mentioned that a drop of beeswax in the primer hole on the stash tube, and bit more around the lip of the stash tube makes it work even better - totally agree, no worries about dust in or out, and it makes the stash tube action a tad smoother. I bought one of the $10 protos on Amazon just to see if I liked the form factor, and it broke immediately. I fixed it, but it just doesn't work as well as this one, the el cheapo version is fiddly to use and falls apart easily. The attention to detail on this one is great. Nice to see someone on the islands making such a quality product. It's inspiring.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Maui. on 3/2/2018
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Amazing
I bought this pipe a couple of months ago and absolutely love it and would recommend to all of my friends the build of this amazing pipe is solid the durability is great. I will be purchasing more for gifts very soon!!!
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Reviewed by:  from Nc. on 1/14/2018
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