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The American Rick Newcombe is passionate pipe collector and author. In his excellent book "In Search Of Pipe Dreams" (The Dream of pipe smoking) find the following aphorism: "Cigarettes are like television, cigars are like movies, but pipes are like reading a book you require knowledge.." In this verbal pearl, the experience of a man who knows what he is talking bundles.
The pipe smoking is next to snuff and -kauen to consume the oldest and most primitive type tobacco. A short excursion into history to lead us to the dawn ...
On the island of Marajó in the Amazon estuary, the previously oldest tobacco pipe was found by archaeologists. Experts they date back to the 15th century BC. BC. And confirm their usefulness as smoking device for tobacco. From the same period come finds whistle similar devices in the Middle East. However, they were probably used for smoking opium and cannabis.
The exact dating of pipes finds in Europe is highly controversial. Whether the Lower Bavaria, whistle-like artifacts from the Middle Bronze Age (1600-1300 v. Chr.) Actually served to smoking is unclear. Since the New World tobacco plant in Europe at that time was still unknown, most herbs, hemp or dried fruit may have been smoked.
Even before the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus the pipe smoking in all North American continent was widespread. The Chanunpa Wakan called "sacred pipe" of the Lakota Indians smoked during negotiations, contracts and the sealing of friendships. White settlers who participated in this ritual, the term coined "peace pipe".
About the cultural exchange with the American ethnic groups came tobacco and tobacco pipes to Europe. Pipe researchers confirm the first productions of tobacco pipes in England in the late 16th century.
The long stretched and thin pipes form of Native Americans experienced a significant change in the European context. She was shorter, got a larger head and a curved mouthpiece. The present-day typical pipe form emerged only in the 18th century.
In most cases pipes were made in Europe at the time of clay or metal. In the paintings of the Dutch masters of the 17th century, there are numerous representations of long, slender clay pipes. They were regarded as a symbol of Eitel- and self-indulgence. From the 18th century, the Turkish meerschaum pipe material was known as in Europe. Since the end of the 19th century pipes were increasingly made of wood. In particular, briar, ebony and sandalwood are due to their heavy and hard quality suited for the production of pipe bowls.
With the onset of mechanical production of pipes in the 20th century were affordable to date exclusive Smoking Devices for everyone.
On 10/12/2014, last year's World Cup in the pipes slowly smoking took place in Cologne. This discharged annually competition is symbolic of the mentality of the avid pipe smoker. Here, the slowness is not synonymous with phlegm or standstill - in the peace and deliberation shows only the true mastery. A refreshing plea for slowing down our hectic mind.
The genuine ritual enjoyed a quietly whistle occur instead of the "fast nor a smoke" could be for you. Your reward private moment after a hectic day. Create the exclusive comfort of English clubs in their own homes. With a good friend, it can be in a pipe and a glass of whiskey excellent philosophize about the world and life.
In times of smoking ban signs and e-cigarettes in the environment or entry into pipe smoking is a stylish choice. Do not get carried away by fast-moving trends! You yourself can be a trendsetter.
In our offer we have put together a range of well and high quality pipes for you. Whether as a gift for a good friend or a "thank you" to yourself - with our pipes made of precious sandalwood and ebony in the gift box you show style. Also for the woman of the man "has everything" are our pipes an exclusive gift to do.
The words left in the end we have an equally famous as writers and pipe smokers:
"He who keeps his mouth, though he is wrong, is a wise man. Who keeps his mouth, though he is right, is married ... or pipe smoker". (George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950)