Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Fumo Pipe: The Pipe of the Future



   Every now and then a new product hits smoking world that deserves mentioning. One such product is the Fumo Pipe.
   Using the latest technology, the creators of the Fumo Pipe have developed a smoking device that is a modern take on the ancient smoking tool, the pipe. The Fumo Pipe is convenient and attractive while offering the smoothest hit of any portable smoking device on the market today. The ergonomic design of the Fumo Pipe means no more burning your fingers as with traditional "hole-type" carbs. Furthermore, the Fumo Pipe comes in a variety of colors and is easily customizable, with different laser-etched tubes, o-rings, and your choice of bowl materials.
   Together, the Fumo Pipe and the Kashtray are revolutionizing the smoking world. Get yours today at http://www.fumopipes.com/.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The History of the Kashtray

Recently there have been questions about the history of the Kashtray and just how long it has been around. This brief chronicle of the Kashtray shows the use of the Kashtray around the world over the centuries.

The first documented use of the Kashtray was during the Ming Dynasty in China in the 15th century.

Trade with the Portugues, Spanish, and Dutch soon brought the Kashtray to Europe where in was widely used among artists, writers, and nobility during the Renaissance period. The Kashtray even became the centerpiece of this 17th century still-life.
Before the prohibition of opium in China in 1906, the Kashtray was often found in opium dens across Asia. Thought to bring good luck, it was as popular in the orient at that time as the waving kitty is today.

The Kashtray was also popular among pipe-toking women in China in the early 19th century.

In the west, the Kashtray became somewhat of a status symbol in the 1900's. Obviously these people didn't read the warning about putting the Kashtray in a safe location.