Chess Smoking Pipe
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.
- One (1) Chess Smoking Pipe
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.
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 – Chess
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. In the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, chess was a part of noble culture; it was used to teach war strategy and was dubbed the “King’s Game”. Gentlemen are “to be meanly seene in the play at Chestes”. Since the second half of the 20th century, computers have been programmed to play chess with increasing success, to the point where the strongest home computers play chess at a higher level than the best human players. The computer IBM Deep Blue was the first machine to overcome a reigning World Chess Champion in a match when it defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997.
Chess Smoking Pipe
Wood – High quality Pear Wood (aged in natural drying for at least 2 years).
Shading pipes made of quality Italian stained, the final polishing made with refined carnauba wax.
Stand displayed in the photo is not included.