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The Wizard 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) The Wizard 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 – The Wizard

In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. They are also called the Istari by the Elves. The Sindarin word is “Istari”. They were sent by the Valar to assist the people of Middle-earth to contest Sauron.

The wizards of Middle-earth were Maiar: spirits of the same order as the Valar, but lesser in power. The first three of these five wizards were known in the Mannish tongues of the Lord of the Rings series as Saruman “man of skill”, Gandalf “elf of the staff”, and Radagast “tender of beasts”. Tolkien never provided non-Elvish names for the other two; one tradition gives their names in Valinor as Alatar and Pallando, and another as Morinehtar and Rómestámo in Middle-earth.

Model

The Wizard 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.