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Sonthert

Khalil Mamoon Hoses (All Varieties)

Old style Khalil Maamon Hoses:Crummy head pieces, poor quality stem pieces...too narrow, need several gaskets to seal up. Thread wrapped hoses prone having thread break and unravel. Steel wrapped ones made of untreated steel, supceptible to rust. Still smokes well. Styling and finish spartan, but reassuring. Holes tend to be irregular and pieces needs taping to fit tightly.
7/10

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New Khalil Maamon Hoses:head pieces vary, but seem towards the same crummy ones as the earlier model. Cloth wrapped hose and overall styling is impressive. Stem pieces larger, thicker and better fitting. Hose has awful chemical flavor associated with it. 6/10

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Khalil Mamoon, just got it with my green pear.
Amazing draw, tons of smoke. Nice long handle, comfortable grip. Good flexibility, great look.
Only con is that its not washable.
Have to compare it to my Razan I just received.
Overall 8.5/10

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Razan Washable vs. Khalil Mamoon Deluxe


Looks : I actually prefer the look of the KM hose to the Razan hose. If you look at them side by side, the Razan hose looks plain compared to the KM hose.
KM Deluxe - +1
Razan Washable - +0



Pull : IMO, they both have the great same easy pull. Although I see that the hose on the KM is a little bit smaller than the Razan.
KM Deluxe - +1
Razan Washable - +1



Build : The KM hose feels and looks like it's better built than the Razan hose. After a couple of washes on the Razan hose I could already see that part of the glue on the handle has already started to let go. The KM hose feels heavier and more sturdy and doesn't feel like it could fall apart on you any second.
KM Deluxe - +1
Razan Washable - +0



Washability : Razan obviously is washable. The KM though is not.
KM Deluxe - +0
Razan Washable - +1



Price : I bought the Razan for $22 and the KM hose for $25. $3 isn't really a big difference, but I guess paying an extra $3 for IMO a better built hose is good with me. These hoses are decently priced for their quality.
KM Deluxe - +1
Razan Washable - +1



Comfort : Both of these hoses adds an extra comfort to a smoking session definitely. With the longer handles you no longer need to raise up your hand up to your face just to take a hit. I guess I'm just that lazy.
KM Deluxe - +1
Razan Washable - +1



Overall : IMO, both of these hoses are extremely good hoses. I would reccomend any of these two for any hookah smoker who would like to add that extra umph to their smoking sessions. BUT, I do prefer the KM hose to the Razan hose just because it's built better and that means it will last longer. Washability isn't really a big factor with hoses for me since I never usually wash my Razan even. So final score :

KM Deluxe
- 5
Razan Washable - 4

It's a close call, but the KM Deluxe wins this round.

Note : Bought the Razan from mnhookah.com and the KM Deluxe from gothookahs.com

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Khalil Mamoon Ultimate Hose

Appearance: Thick gauge hose, wrapped in cloth with arabic designs and words. Long handle (20 inches from tip of the mouthpiece to the bottom of the handle).

Price: First one I got used for 15 bucks or so. New are $18 I believe.

Durability: Feels sturdy. Despite the fact I think the handle is cardboard, it is strong enough not to give out when I apply a lot of pressure to it.

Flexibility: Good movement. Gets wrapped up like a coil when you pull certain ways though.

Length: 74", though one of them is a couple longer than the other Ultimate I own.

Pull: Effortless. Much better than any other hose I have used, including the nammor. Much less restrictive than the standard KM hose I have aswell.

Washable: No.

Rating 9/10. Only downside of it is that is isn't washable. Would be a perfect score if it was. One more great product from KM. They are prettier than any other hose I have came across, and have a nicer pull than nammors (and I assume Razans as well).










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KM "AS" Hose

Purchased From: HookahJohn.com for 21.99.

Quality: Excellent. KM might have let their quality slip on some of the other hoses but this is amazing. Built like a brick shit house. Extremely solid.

Pull: Effortless. The gauge on this thing is crazy. HookahJohn.com says it's about 7/8 of an inch. That's true. This thing is wide!

Overall, this hose is amazing. I am probably going to pick up 1 or 2 more so I can have plenty to use for a long time. They're not washable but that's not a huge deal. I've only used it 4 times, so far, and there is almost no ghost flavor even though I've smoked Nakhla Melon, Pistachio, AF Mint, and AF Orange through it.

It gets a 10/10. It's perfect. In fact, I'm torn about putting up this review because I know people are going to pick it up and there will be less for me to buy.

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QUOTE (ColibriDon @ Mar 14 2009, 05:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
KM "AS" Hose

Purchased From: HookahJohn.com for 21.99.

Quality: Excellent. KM might have let their quality slip on some of the other hoses but this is amazing. Built like a brick shit house. Extremely solid.

Pull: Effortless. The gauge on this thing is crazy. HookahJohn.com says it's about 7/8 of an inch. That's true. This thing is wide!

Overall, this hose is amazing. I am probably going to pick up 1 or 2 more so I can have plenty to use for a long time. They're not washable but that's not a huge deal. I've only used it 4 times, so far, and there is almost no ghost flavor even though I've smoked Nakhla Melon, Pistachio, AF Mint, and AF Orange through it.

It gets a 10/10. It's perfect. In fact, I'm torn about putting up this review because I know people are going to pick it up and there will be less for me to buy.


Just got mine in today and was going to post a review until I read yours and figured i'd save myself the time. I've used dozens of hoses and nothing really compares to this. 10/10 from me as well.

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This is a paste and copy post regarding a combination including a KM supreme hose elsewhere in the reviews section. It includes a review of this hose, more about the hose after this review:

Thamseh 28" Brass & Steel "Wheat" pipe
Khalil Maamon 65" Supreme thread wrapped leather hose, medium kelly green, with green, white and gold thread Acrylic head and stem pieces
Kelly green/gold Egyptian jar from Al Amir distributor, circa 2007-2008, gold cross-hatch "argyle" design
Tangiers large phunnel bowl
Tangiers White Grape
Canary Japanese Coals

George at Hookah Company gave me this shank to try, I needed a jar and looked through my old, used jars and found this one with a gasket already on it, tried the shank and it fit perfectly, so it became the jar for it, for the sake of laziness. Who says you can't believe in dumb luck?

This is a new hose and a new hookah and the hose seems to be a little new and loose, as leather hoses will be. Overall, the effect from this dumb luck combination is absolutely beautiful in appearance. The hose, jar and shank kind of blend perfectly together. The tray is brass and reasonably large. The downstem of the shank is a brushed steel finish.

Initially, the flavor was a little strange and off, as the first bowl with a new hookah and hose often is, it calmed down within five minutes and tastes the way I'd expect it to. The pull is quite liberal and feels like a 2007 KM. The ultimate hose is on the short side, but seems to be a competent hose, quite responsive, but not for smoking in a large group where hoses are passed around. Its only 65" (about 5 1/2 ft.) and the scepter and butt ends of the hose are slightly long, as to be expected from a leather hose, the overall effect on the hose makes for a fairly short flexibility and humping the hookah close to my knee, to get hose clearance. Its a little annoying, but the hose draws quite well on this shank.

The shank itself is just mucked up enough in its finish to say its good looking, but not exemplary. There was a sharp burr on the bottom of the downstem and no ball bearing in the vent, but I remedied these problems fairly quickly (~10 minutes). The fold of stem over the taper on the top of the pipe is rough and looks like somebody took a rough hammer and mashed it down, partially splitting it, but not affecting the integrity of the main tube itself. It just looks a little sloppy, thats all.

The draw on the pipe is overall quite liberal, not baggy or loose, but thick, solid and responsive. I would compare it to KM in terms of its draw, Its really quite good, its attractive, it hits well. The hose port is well made, solid, thick, angled fairly well, where some Egyptian hookahs have too flat an angle to their hose port or they're too thin or made from sheet steel.

Make note, this shank was the "pick of the litter" of the Thamseh shanks, the heaviest, densest, most attractive one. Don't apply this Thamseh review necessarily to any Thamseh shank. A good number of them are less competently made.


Thamseh Shank: 90/100 (finish is a little crummy)
KM Supreme Hose: 92/100 (too short)

Also, the jars from this shipment are unimpressive aside from some of the MZ jars. If I had to rely on one of the Hookah Company's jars, I would feel less favorably towards the overall attractiveness of the composition. This jar is from the high water mark of jars, with newer non-MZ jars being a disappointment by-and-large.



The Khalil Maamon hose, 65" "Supreme", after the proliferation of crummy one-piece KM hoses is a refreshing treat. It lacks the carpet flavor of the "ultimate" and seasoned VERY quickly, in a few minutes, as would be expected from a good quality leather hose. Some of these hoses seem to have leather scepters and butts, this one being pleather. Overall, this hose is quite good and worth a try if you love, fat, responsive three-piece leather hoses. The thread wrapping is quite attractive and stands out in a sea of pleather or naked leather hoses. It is quite striking and attracts attention.

As to the length. I have heard arabs say that too long a hose doesn't draw well, which makes some degree of sense. I have a Turkish leather hose that is quite fat and long (96") and initially it took a LOT of seasoning to get it to smoke well and it still draws smoke like a barn door. This KM hose is far, far more responsive than the Turkish leather hose and nominally better than the plain-Jane leather Khalil Maamon hose. This slightly shorter length might be the improvement. I like it. I will stop short of saying its my favorite KM hose ever...I would like to run it around a little more, but it is way, way up there in terms of my preferences. I cleverly secured 50 of them from George before he knew what hit him...I may have made the strike of month.

Past Khalil Maamon thread-wrapped hoses have seemed to be made of much thinner leather and of poorer quality, but these are a marked improvement over them. If they had come out roughly the same quality of the past ones I have seen, my review would have been much worse.

Edit: I upgraded the KM 65" Supreme from 92/100 to 94/100 just now

94/100

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Names for these vary, so I will use a general description of the hose to identify it and Hookah Company's name for it, if I know what it is.

Khalil Maamon Ultimate, 3-piece, cloth wrapped leather hose body, about 72" long, with lots of English words on the fabric
61/100
KM older, 3-piece, thread wrapped leather hoses, ~65" 81/100
KM new, 3-piece, thread wrapped leather hoses "Supreme" ~65" 94/100
KM old pleather three-piece hoses, gold and color braided scepter/butt ~76" 87/100
KM old pleather, one-piece hoses, gold and color braided scepter/butt ~76" 79/100
KM middle-pleather, one-piece hoses, gold and color braided scepter/butt ~76" 68/100
KM new pleather "Rainbow" hoses, one-piece, multi-colored thread around cushy pleather scepter ~74" 64/100
KM plain-Jane leather hoses, 3-piece, naked leather and arabic writing on scepter 95/100

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Past thread wrapped leather hoses from KM had exceptionally thin leather under the thread. These seem to have the same thickness of leather as regular plain Jane leather hoses. Good job.

I've gotten 4 reviews of ones I've sold to people at the lounge, all 90-99/100

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[b][size="3"][color="#000000"]Long Khalil Mamoon Leather Hose (Black)[/color][/size][/b]

[b]Build:[/b] Very Solid
[b]Hose Length:[/b] 68”
[b]Handle Length: [/b]20”
[b]Smallest Hose Diameter: [/b]5/16”
[b]Hose Weight: [/b]10.6 oz
[b]Handle Weight: [/b] 5.2 oz

[b]Looks: [/b]Looks are just great
[b]Pull: [/b]Almost Effortless
[b]Washability: [/b]Non-washable
[b]Comfort: [/b]Leather is so nice and comfortable
[b]Price: [/b]$24.95[b]
[/b]
[b]Purchased From: [/b]Hookah-Shisha.com[b]
[/b]
[b]Overall: [/b]9/10 It’s not washable which use to be a big turn off, but I did deduct a point because the weight of the hose port side and its size tends to fall out every now and then. Otherwise this is a superb hose that everyone will love smoking from.

[img]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm126/tunes4x/Hookah%20Hoses/KMLongHose.jpg[/img]


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[b][size="3"][color="#2e8b57"]Small Khalil Mamoon Leather Hose (Green)[/color][/size][/b]

[b]Build:[/b] Very Solid
[b]Hose Length:[/b] 62”
[b]Handle Length: [/b]14”
[b]Smallest Hose Diameter: [/b]0.25”[b] [/b]
[b]Hose Weight: [/b]8.4 oz
[b]Handle Weight: [/b] 4 oz

[b]Looks: [/b]Absolutely wonderful
[b]Pull: [/b]Almost Effortless
[b]Washability: [/b]Non-washable
[b]Comfort: [/b]Leather Handle is very nice in my hand
[b]Price: [/b]$24.95[b]
[/b]
[b]Purchased From: [/b]Hookah-Shisha.com[b]
[/b]
[b]Overall: [/b]10/10 I wouldn’t mind it being longer, but it’s a good length. The hose port end doesn’t fall out like my other Khalil Mamoon Leather hose. This is my favorite Khalil Mamoon Hose to date!<br style="">

[img]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm126/tunes4x/Hookah%20Hoses/KMShortGreen.jpg[/img]

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[b][size="3"][color="#2e8b57"]Khalil Mamoon Rainbow Hose[/color][/size][/b]

[b]Build:[/b] Very Sturdy
[b]Hose Length:[/b] 67”
[b]Handle Length: [/b]18.5”
[b]Smallest Hose Diameter: [/b]5/8”
[b]Hose Weight: [/b]10 oz
[b]Handle Weight: [/b] 5.5 oz

[b]Looks: [/b]Superb
[b]Pull: [/b]Almost effortless
[b]Washability: [/b]Non Washable
[b]Comfort: [/b]Very comfortable Handle
[b]Price: [/b]$19.95[b]
[/b]
[b]Purchased From: [/b]Hookah-Shisha.com [b]
[/b]
[b]Overall: [/b]9/10 This pulls just like any of my nammors. Only downside it isn't washable otherwise it would be a 10. Great pull, super easy. A wonderful hose. Love it!

[img]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm126/tunes4x/Hookah%20Hoses/DSC_0002-1.jpg[/img]


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[b][size="3"][color="#48d1cc"]Khalil Mamoon Sequin[/color][/size][/b]

[b]Build:[/b] Sturdy and Well Built
[b]Hose Length:[/b] 71”
[b]Handle Length: [/b]17.5”
[b]Smallest Hose Diameter: [/b]5/8”
[b]Hose Weight: [/b]9 oz
[b]Handle Weight: [/b] 5.1 oz

[b]Looks: [/b]Has that Middle Eastern flair that looks great
[b]Pull: [/b]Almost effortless
[b]Washability: [/b]Non Washable
[b]Comfort: [/b]Very comfortable
[b]Price: [/b]$24.95[b]
[/b]
[b]Purchased From: [/b]Hookah-Shisha.com [b]
[/b]
[b]Overall: [/b]10/10 This hose is everything you expect from a KM. The Hose port end isn’t weighed down by the bulky traditional materials. The hose wood tip is longer, so it’s about the same length as traditional KMs but not as heavy. I am going to be getting some more of these for sure.

[img]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm126/tunes4x/Hookah%20Hoses/KhalilMamoonSequin.jpg[/img]

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KM hose

[attachment=4720:Hookah-Hose-KM-Sobek.jpg]

ok here is my review on this hose, has very little pull, acrylic tips and a beautiful design. how ever my hose only lasted me 2 uses, when it broke i came to relise that the hose is nothing more than cardboard and a metal coil with nice acrylic tips on it. This is not my first, second or third hose, but my first review, i just purchased a nammor there will be a review on that sooner or later.
none washable hose.
i give this hose a 7/10 on pull
2/10 on life span
3/10 on length
and 3/10 on the quality of the product

over all i was satisfied with the hose, i did anticipate it not being the best. overall it gets a 5/10

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[b][size="3"]Khalil Mamoon "AS" Pro Hose[/size][/b]

[b]Build:[/b] Very Well Built
[b]Hose Length:[/b] 66.5"
[b]Handle Length: [/b] 15.5"
[b]Smallest Hose Diameter:[/b] 5/8"
[b]Hose Weight:[/b] 14.3 oz
[b]Handle Weight:[/b] 7 oz

[b]Looks:[/b] Very Nice
[b]Pull:[/b] Effortless
[b]Washability:[/b] Non-Washable
[b]Comfort: [/b]Very Comfortable
[b]Price:[/b] Free with Khalil Mamoon Thoth (Retails for $25.99)

[b]Purchased From:[/b] Hookah-Shisha.com
[b]
Overall: [/b]9/10 This is a great hose. There are so frayed cord on the handle and miswrapped cord on the hose port side. If that wasn't there it's a perfect 10. Wish it was washable but it will be a great hose throughout its life.

[img]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm126/tunes4x/Hookah%20Hoses/KhaliMamoonAS.jpg[/img]

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[size="5"][b]KM AS Pro Hose[/b][/size]

[b]Appearance:[/b] One of the most eye catching hose I've seen and used. I got the blue colored hose.
[b]Pull:[/b] It pulled so nicely
[b]Comfort:[/b] Its great, very comfortable. It seems like a solid build.
[b]Purchased: [/b]Hookah John

I'd give it a 9/10 since its not washable but everything else was amazing. Build quality is great, draw is effortless and results are huge clouds. I highly recommend this hose..

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[size="3"][color="#ff0000"][b]Khalil Mamoon 2011 Signature Hose[/b][/color][/size][b]
[/b]
[b]Build:[/b] Well Built
[b]Hose Length:[/b] 78-1/4"
[b]Handle Length: [/b]20-3/4"
[b]Smallest Hose Diameter:[/b] 1/4"
[b]Hose Weight:[/b] 12.8 oz
[b]Handle Weight:[/b] 7.2 oz

[b]Looks:[/b] Nice
[b]Pull:[/b] Effortless
[b]Washability:[/b] Non-Washable
[b]Comfort: [/b]Comfortable
[b]Price:[/b] Free with Khalil Mamoon Kamaja

[b]Purchased From:[/b] Hookah-Shisha.com
[b]
[b]Overall: [/b][/b][b]9[/b]/10 This is a great Hose. Not big on the huge hose port end of the hose (that’s the minus one). Other than that this hose smokes like a dream. There is small dent in the handle but I think that was from shipping seeing as it was right next to the hookah base. It is Stellar hose. I will be sad to this one become bad. If it only it was washable.


[img]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm126/tunes4x/Hookah%20Hoses/KM2011Signature.jpg[/img]


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[quote name='Sonthert' timestamp='1160602614' post='67956']
New Khalil Maamon Hoses:head pieces vary, but seem towards the same crummy ones as the earlier model. Cloth wrapped hose and overall styling is impressive. Stem pieces larger, thicker and better fitting. Hose has awful chemical flavor associated with it. 6/10
[/quote]

Did you ever find a fix for this. I just got one and the chemical taste is pretty harsh, I tried to mask over the chemical taste/flavor with some sweet sheesha's but still its not an enjoyable experience. Did you throw your's out, I'm pretty sure its non washable as you say and haven't done the magnet test, but I don't know what to do with this thing.

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KM Rainbow hose
[b]Build:[/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] Very Sturdy[/size][/font]
[b]Hose Length:[/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] 67inches[/size][/font]
[b]Handle Length: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]18.5 inches[/size][/font]

[b]Looks: great[/b]
[b]Pull: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Almost effortless[/size][/font]
[b]Washability: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Non Washable[/size][/font]
[b]Comfort: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Very comfortable Handle[/size][/font]
[b]Price: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]$12 or $14 i forget[/size][/font]

[b]Purchased From: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]local shop [/size][/font]

[b]Overall: [/b][font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]9/10 it is a great hose, i have 3 of them that i use when im not feeling like using my nammor or when im out and about and smoking with other people.im sad its not washable, but this was the hose i used primarily before i got my nammor. [/size][/font]

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My Km Hoses has held up for roughly 5 months and is just now starting to get holes in them I have 6 of them that I will start selling in the next week after 100 posts. 

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