Second, briar wood is extremely dense, but is porous too. This unique combination allows the wood to absorb tar and moisture from pipe tobacco, resulting in a cool and dry smoking experience. Determining high quality briar. The highest quality briar wood for tobacco pipes has a tight and uniform grain. In addition, the pattern will have a . combination of swirls and straight grains.
Meerschaum became a premium substitute for the clay pipes of the day and remains prized to this day though, since the mid-1800s, briar pipes have become the most common pipes for smoking. The use of briar wood beginning in the early 1820s greatly reduced demand for clay pipes and, to a lesser degree, meerschaum pipes.
Tall Smoking Pipe with Expansion Chamber. Small opening on bowl cap allows for smoking very small amounts of tobacco at a time. Expansion Chamber allows expansion of smoke and permits a small but powerful smoke. Saves on tobacco! Your smoke does not fill the air, wasting tobacco. A Sure Pleasure to Smoke.
Perique is a unique and rare type of tobacco that comes exclusively from one small swath of land near New Orleans. It is used as a "condiment tobacco" to make nearly a hundred different brand name pipe tobacco blends from around the world. It’s existence has been in jeopardy more than once, first in the late 1990s and then in 2005.
Also known as a water pipe and sometimes referred to by slang terms like billy, bing, binger, and more, the bong is so engrained in cannabis culture that many connoisseurs go so far as to name their pieces, turning the otherwise inanimate object into a personality within their smoke circle.