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Black Leaf 'Steely Dan' SS Grinder

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by Skunkport, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Skunkport

    Skunkport Well-Known Member

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    I ran across this looking at stainless steel grinders, it's the cheapest SS one I've seen by some way, especially for Europeans since it's from Germany.

    https://blackleaf.de/shopware.php?sViewport=detail&sArticle=1390

    The shop doesn't take cards unfortunately, I had to pay by bank transfer. I ordered and paid on Thursday, I received confirmation on Tuesday and the grinder was delivered today, Thursday again, pretty good considering the bank transfer took 2-4 days.

    The grinder is available in 2 or 4 piece configurations, 39mm, 49mm,59mm diameters and either a velvet bag or a small zippered case.
    It arrived very well packaged indeed along with a selection of stickers.

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    The case is semi-rigid and textured like carbon fibre, sturdy and well padded, with a logo on top and a Black Leaf logo on the padding inside the lid.

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    The grinder itself has a logo on the top which seems to be engraved somehow, and a machined finish. It feels nice and solid in the hand.
    The top is held on by a magnet and has a roughly 1mm wider diameter for the top half of it's height which helps to lift it off easily.
    The next section has a thin plastic 'slider' ring which seems fixed in place to reduce friction. The teeth are an elongated diamond shape with slight curves and the holes into the collection chamber are a regular size.

    The next section requires 2.5 rotations to open, the threads seem precise and solid. The sides slope down to a mesh kief screen which does not appear to be replaceable.
    The kief chamber also needs 2.5 rotations to open, it's nicely smooth and the edge is rounded where the base meets the walls.


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    There were some tiny metal shavings evident, so I cleaned the whole grinder with iso and swabs (no oil found, just a few bits of metal) then boiling water before letting it dry for testing.


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    The top went on easily and the reasonably sharp teeth sliced through the bud with ease although some bits were left in the top compartment.

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    The grind is an almost perfect joint grind, finely chopped and fluffy rather than powdered, this would have been awesome to roll with and is just right for big hits in my vapcap.
     
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    grampa_herb http://brave.com

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    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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