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When it comes to traditional hookah pipes, two names come to mind. Shika & Khalil Mamoon are the leading Egyptian Hookah Pipe brands across the globe. Each company is popular for certain attributes that their products feature. Today we wilgo over both brands to help you determine which brand best suits your hookah needs.
Khalil Mamoon hookahs have been around since 1873. Initially, the company focused on furniture and household accessories and was named after the owner. Hookahs were such a top selling item that they shifted their focus strictly on shisha pipes and branded it with the owners name which today we use the acronym KM for Khalil Mamoon. Khalil Mamoon Egyptian pipes are most definitely the oldest hookah brand to modern day. Each Khalil Mamoon hookah is still hand crafted and assembled by blacksmiths who do this on a full time basis in Cairo.
Known for their designs, KM pipes comes in hundreds of variations. Brass is the main raw material used to build a hookah at the KM factory. Artisans take the time to etch each hookah stem so that the end result is breathtaking. Each Khalil Mamoon hookah has a smooth draw and generally smoke the same whether it's a mini hookah or a full sized pipe. Khalil Mamoon pipes are mass produced and are economically affordable.
Shika hookahs are different than other brands in the way they are produced and sold to the end user. Shika prides itself by staying classy and traditional while adding features to serve the modern world. Shika pipes include washable hoses to insure its consumers are able to use multiple flavours while other traditional manufacturers include non washable hookah hoses which end up rusting and therefore eventually need to be replaced if not maintained. Another choice Shika has decided is to include Phunnel Hookah Bowls that fit heat management systems which is basically the new standard. These beautiful pipes hold the popularity of being wide gauged hookahs which means no restriction while taking a drag. Shika hookahs are limited in quantity as they are seasonal items due to the longevity of producing an individual Shika hookah stem. The lates version which is the V4.5 line includes update features such as an open purge valve and adjustments to the weldings for a more finer and crisp look.
now that we have goone over both brands, which hookah best suits you? Are you looking for affordability? Do you want a luxury hookah with high performance? What is your last in aesthetics? You get to decide. For all your hookah needs check out Oxide Hookah to purchase a Khalil Mamoon or Shika Hookah.
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