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Beiger Smoking Pipe

RM399.00

The Gentlemen Series by ROUTE IN provides finest quality smoking pipe handcrafted by the pipe artisans and masters. Each masterpiece created are beautifully shaped, smooth finished and top-notch in all aspects with high quality materials are available in many different designs, shapes and colours.

Package Includes:

  • One (1) Beiger Smoking Pipe
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Introduction

Pipe smoking is the practice of tasting the smoke produced by burning a substance, most commonly tobacco, in a pipe. It is the oldest traditional form of smoking.

History

Smoking has been practiced in one form or another since ancient times. Tobacco was smoked all over as early as 5000 BC in shamanistic rituals and originated in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes. Many ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, Indians and Chinese, burnt incense as a part of religious rituals, as did the Israelites and the later Catholic and Orthodox Christian churches.

The Art of Pipe Smoking

Albert Einstein once remarked that pipe smoking “contributed to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” Whether the observation is true or not, pipe smoking has had many other famous devotees, among them Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the fictional Sherlock Holmes, who often disappeared into a haze of pipe smoke while solving his cases.

Pipe in Modern Days

Pipes were/are typically smoked by wealthy, upper class men. Almost all scientific and philosophical thinkers of the 18th-19th centuries were also wealthy upper class men.

Today, pipes are still a symbol of leisurely sophistication. The lengthy rituals of pipe smoking add to that aura: choosing from a variety of pipes and tobaccos, cleaning and loading the briar, puffing and tamping, then sitting in a fragrant swirl of smoke and contemplating life.

The Pipe – Beiger

Beige is variously described as a pale sandy fawn color, a grayish tan, a light-grayish yellowish brown, or a pale to grayish yellow. It takes its name from French, where the word originally meant natural wool that has been neither bleached nor dyed, and hence also the color of natural wool. It has come to be used to describe a variety of light tints chosen for their neutral or pale warm appearance. Beige was used as a color term in the modern sense in France beginning approximately 1855-60; the writer Edmond de Goncourt used it in the novel La Fille Elisa in 1877. The first recorded use of beige as a color name in English was in 1887.

Model

Beiger Smoking Pipe

Color

Brown

Condition

Brand New

Material

Wood – High quality Pear Wood (aged in natural drying for at least 2 years).
Ring – Brass
Mouthpiece – Ebonite

Shading pipes made of quality Italian stained, the final polishing made with refined carnauba wax.

Note

Stand displayed in the photo is not included.