Categories Smoking Pipes
Here you find pretty glass pipes and glass smoking tools like shabongs, oil pipes, chillums and glass hand vaporizers in different forms and sizes.
Metal pipes are extremely portable and durable. Pipes made of metal, aluminium or brass additionally convince through their cooling effect. They aren't too expensive, but if kept in good shape they last virtually forever, and due to their material properties they cool the smoke..
Wooden pipes are the classics among smoking devices. Once you get used to your time-worn and oft-smoked pipe made from rose wood, shisham, ebony or briar, you won't let go easily.
Clay pipes are the classic tobacco pipes. They are extremely heat resistant and have a neutral taste
Soapstone actually is a magnesium silicate which can be obtained worldwide. Our pipes are mostly out of material from Africa since it is perfect for carving. Due to their cooling effect these soapstone pipes are very popular.
Meerschaum pipes are very extraordinary pipes. Meerschaum is a rare mineral looking similar to white clay. The porous structure keeps the smoke mild and cool.
If regular pipes are too large for you then you can use modular pipes. You can easily take them apart for transportation, and you also have the advantage of easier pipe cleaning.
Exclusive glass spoon pipes and bubblers in different colour gradients - each of these pipes is handmade and completely unique.
Chillums are among the oldest smoking tools. In India, people have reportedly been using chillums for centuries. The classic form of the chillum is a conical pipe, tapered towards the mouthpiece, but overall straight and made out of stone, porcelain or wood.
Steamroller pipes are very popular mostly in South East Asia. They might be seen as something between a bong and a pipe even so they are not used with water but they do have a shothole. Steamroller pipes, also called shotgun pipes, are made from glass, some also from wood or acrylic.
A purepipe however should best be used with pure, non-mixed herbs. To some extent you can also use a pipe as a vaporizer - there are special devices and bowls with lid and narrow opening, which should be a smoked using a strong gas lighter in order to reach the right temperature.
Good activated carbon filters for your pipe are always worth the while - even though there are rumors that they also filter desirable substances from the material. Carbon filters in pipes mainly remove contaminants such as tar and by-products of burnt herbs. And it's much easier to clean your pipe if you smoke it with screens and filters.
The pipe - a truly traditional smoking devicePure pipes are THE original smoking tool. Early Native American cultures - whether in the North or the South Continent - used pipes for smoking tobacco, millennia before Europeans even came up with the idea of wrapping tobacco or other herbs in paper. Pipes made from corn or clay were found in the oldest known Mesoamerican settlements and show that this form of smoking culture may have an incredibly long history.
Later - when tobacco became increasingly common in Europe during and after the Colombian exchange - pipes even became a status symbol. Noble meerschaum pipes or smoking devices made of the very robust briar wood became more and more popular. And the tobacco pipe even found its way into modern art. French painter René Magritte famously claimed: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" - You can not smoke the image of a pipe!
Anyway, the regular tobacco pipe used to be the standard smoking device, but is almost forgotten nowadays.
Raw Materials for Smoking pipesClassic tobacco pipes are made from a range of different materials. The most common probably are:
- clay pipes
- Meerschaum pipes
- corn cob pipes
- soapstone pipes