Identification: One of the main categories
What advantages do pipes have?
Pipes are inexpensive, handy and can be used discreetly everywhere. They are easy to clean and easy to handle. Pipes are available in any material, in any size, in countless designs and in a wide price range. Depending on the version, they are suitable for herbs, pot or even oil. Especially for outdoor use, pipes are the ideal smoking devices.
In the following we describe the advantages of different materials, pipes are made of. In addition to these there are still pipes with material combinations, so wooden pipes with glass or stone heads, and silicone pipes, which are usually provided with metal bowls or chambers.
Glass pipes and oil pipes
The growing popularity of glass pipes has several reasons. One is the variety of designs. Glass pipes are available in all conceivable colors and shapes and have evolved over the past years into veritable design objects. From the Gandalf pipe to glass pipes that glow in the dark or change their color when smoking.
One technical reason for the growing popularity of glass is their thermal properties. Glass is a bad heat conductor. It is hardly possible to overheat a glass pipe. This makes them taste-neutral smoking devices. For this reason, oil or Dabbing pipes are made of glass. Only with glass pipes you can heat herbs and oil indirectly and evaporate.
Indestructible, easy to clean and durable. These are the three main reasons that speak for a metal pipe. When choosing its suppliers, Black Leaf ensures that only high-quality materials are processed and that the processing meets our quality standards, namely the highest.
Traditional pipe smokers prefer wood and allow at most one more exotic meerschaum pipe in their collection. This preference has good reasons. Wood is a very pleasant material because it feels warm. This circumstance is at the same time a disadvantage of a wooden pipe. Conoisseur pipe smokers use their pipe only once a day and therefore usually carry a case with half a dozen wooden pipes with them. A wooden pipe for cannabis can be used more often because usually a significantly smaller amount is smoked than a tobacco smoker uses. Both attach great importance to high-quality hardwood and consider the aroma that is transferred from the wood as a refinement of the taste.
Stone, soapstone and meerschaum pipes
Meerschaum is a mineral, a magnesium silicate, to be precise. It is used for the construction of pipes because it is easy to work and because of its low density has a high thermal conductivity. This makes her feel like a wooden pipe. Also soapstone pipes are easy to work with and therefore, unlike stone pipes has always been used for the construction of pipes or pipe parts. All three types are tasteless and stable.
Special pipe designs
A Shotgun Pipe is a glass pipe with a big kick hole at the end of the shank (very rarely made of other material.
A Pure Pipe is equipped with a small bowl and used for cannabis without tobacco.
A One Hitter is smaller than a pure pipe because its bowl is designed for a single hit (mostly used for pot).
A Monkey Pipe can be folded so that the bowl is completely covered, ideal if you want to carry a stuffed pipe.
A chillum is a conically shaped smoking device that is inserted between the palm of your hands and smoked.
Zippsy pipes are pure pipes from the Arab world.
A Nectar collector is a dabbing pipe. The tip is heated and the oil is applied to a carrier outside the pipe.
A Bud Bomb is a screwable pipe with a spiral inside.
Which accessories are needed for pipes?
The most common accessory for pipes is a screen. Flat screens are pressed into the chamber, bowl screens are hung.
To care for a pipe and to be able to use it over a long period of time, only very few accessories are needed.
- First, a simple pipe cleaner to remove the residues that accumulate when smoking in the shank.
- Who prefers wooden pipes should consider a scraper, to scratch out the chamber.
- Metal or glass pipes smokers use "Schmand weg" to clean the chamber, or they simply put the smoking device in the dishwasher.
For the storage and transport of pipes there are numerous accessories such as boxes or bags in the black leaf shop.