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
These are so much nicer than paper filters and don't restrict draw.
These filters I love because they help control the bite yet let the tobacco flavor thru no problem.
I was surprised how effective these filters are. Every smoke is dry with an easy draw. Good for probably 3 uses per pipe, but I change them out every second smoke. Much preferred over the usual charcoal filter. Not sure if they fit other than Savinelli pipes, but will check that out. Right now there's a shortage of balsa wood. I hope to buy the larger package in the future.
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.