In order to deliver a perfectly cool and flavorful smoke, every time, Savinelli produced a Balsa Wood filter for all their pipes. Balsa wood filters are ultra absorptive and greatly reduce the amount of tar in your smoke. Balsa wood filters will fit in all Savinelli and Rossi brand pipes that take filters.
Model: 6mm Balsa Filters
Number in Pack: 20 Filters
Length: 4.57 in. / 116.06 mm.
Height: 1.72 in. / 43.80 mm.
Material: Balsa Wood
Not very effective. But better then no filter at all.
Use these in my MM corn cobs (General, 5th Avenue Diplomat, Mark Twain) and they Easily beat the heck out of those tubular Medico-Grabow units!!!!! You can even "dry them out" and get another USE or Two out of them!!!
If you use paper filters in your pipe try these. They work much better. I'm a clincher which causes more moisture and these take care of it. I use them twice rinse off after use blot dry and let it dry a day I hear some people do this a few times Give them a try
I found that if I split one of these down the middle with a razor blade and add it to a full 6mm they fit in my 9mm Vauen and it does a good job soaking up the moisture. A lot better airflow too than the 9mm charcoal filter. I use these in my cobs as well they're way better than the paper filters.
Being in the Paper Industry, I can state the obvious with confidence: Balsa is superior to paper filters. It's not a gimmick - it's just simple physics. One will lose very little flavor as compared to the paper filters while capturing more excess moisture.
I am new to the BALSA Filters and I really like them.
I got these to try because I was having trouble with a 6mm filter pipe that was partially blocked by the filter designed for it. These fixed the problem.
I like these in my MM corn cob pipes because it does well at trapping moisture ( by product of combustion ) and prevents that " tobacco tea" from reaching your mouth and souring the smoking experience. Before this product I used to smoke my cobs without a filter because the paper ones would clog and become useless over time and would restrict the draw. The downside overall was tobacco bits being inhaled through the stem when there was no filter in place. This product is like the best of both worlds because it doesn't restrict draw and it keeps moisture and debris at bay . I highly recommend this "filter"
This is my first Savinelli with filter. So far, the filters work as described... I enjoy the fact that most of the moisture is wicked up by the balsa.