What is a glass pipe really? What are its functions? What is its relevance in today’s world? These may be a lot of questions, but they are very relevant. These are the modern-day versions of the good ol’ Sherlock Pipes or Senor Castro’s Cuban cigars! They come in a wide variety of designs, types, colors, shapes that satisfy not only aesthetic but also ergonomic requirements.
Let’s see what a glass pipe actually is?
A glass pipe is a pipe hat is used to impart a pleasant smoking experience for tobacco, or other herbs without actually impacting the original taste, like wood or clay does! It is an evolved version of the clay or wooden pipe.
- Glass, by itself does not add anything to the flavor of the herb or tobacco being smoked.
- Molten glass, unlike wood or clay, can be shaped into any shape desired. Also, this is essential for ergonomic usability and, it also makes for interesting designs.
- Glass (unlike wood or clay) does not house borer insects or bacteria.
- While you may be thinking that glass can be breakable, the glass used to make a glass pipe is usually made up of hard molten glass.
The glass pipe satisfies a very narrow niche in the crevice of the universe of smoking. Hence, only those who have experience in smoking should attempt to try the likes of the glass pipe. There are very different varieties and shapes of glass pipes which are suitable for different purposes like Bubblers, Steamrollers, Chillums, Gandalf, Sherlock pipes and so on.
A glass pipe eliminates the need for paper. Thus, it not only gives pure flavor but also it prevents the toxic free radicals (caused by burning of papers) to enter into you.
Thus, for a germ phobic smoker the glass pipe is his best value option!