This is one of our favorite pipes - it's right up there with the Glass Sherlock. The ergonomics are perfect. The draw is easy and smooth. And it's nearly indestructible. It hits like the glass sherlock, but it won't break if you drop it.
The bronze sherlock VG is made of silicon bronze and has a stainless steel bowl. The bronze body is made by investment casting (lost-wax casting) here in the USA. The bronze is highly polished.Silicon bronze is an alloy of silicon and copper. It is commonly used for sculptures and other artwork, and is highly corrosion resistant.
VaporGenie has discontinued the Blue/Purple Patina Bronze Sherlock, but you can still patina your Bronze Sherlock at home yourself (see below).
**VaproGenie will not provide support for the patina process**
The bronze sherlock will fit any VG tops. We think it looks best with one of the natural waxed wood tops. Pick any top you like.
The raised mouthpiece provides a clear view of the flame input, which helps with proper flame positioning. The smooth sherlock shape and weight makes this pipe a pleasure to hold and use. It becomes pleasantly warm after a few draws.
The bronze sherlock has a large flat bottom and sits stable on a flat surface. It will not fall over.
The bronze sherlock can be cleaned with liquid solvents like alcohol or hot soapy water.
For patina color, first remove mouthpiece and wood top. Thoroughly clean with hot soapy water. Bake clean pipe in oven at about 300-350F for about 1 hour. Patina color depends on time and temperature. Buff outer surface with wax afterwards (we can provide wax). Don't put the wood top or mouthpiece in the oven!
Provided with a 1/4" VG mouthpiece.
- Best Lighter-Powered VG Ever - Review by Genie Man
Smooth as glass, incredibly pleasant to look at, never gets too hot, incredibly easier to use than other VG's, doesn't break. This one's the winner.
(Posted on 2/6/14)
- Heavy hitter - Review by KF Mush
I don't know if it's just because it's brand new, but it draws so much more air than my 2 year old hand carved VG, which I do clean regularly. The top is a good bit smaller in diameter than the hand carved pipe, but the fitting is the same, though the distance from the opening to the filter looks deeper.
It is much easier to see the flame and how deep it is in the bowl and helps my friends with astigmatism emensely, so they don't end up charring the wood.
It looks pretty on my desk. Ju ju be is a pretty wood, but very soft. Be careful if you select that wood as it will dent easily.
(Posted on 12/10/13)
- Best VG yet! - Review by JBanx
Smooth, cool vapor. Easy to clean. Perfect size, ergonomics are great...oh, and it's the best looking pipe in the arsenal. You've outdone yourselves with this one!
(Posted on 10/21/13)
- ;) - Review by ChillyDogg
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Sherlock!
(Posted on 7/13/13)