Even though bongs are a very common instrument used to smoke medicinal herbs, the usage of these was not as common many years ago as it is nowadays. However, smoking was, indeed, an important recreational, religious, and shamanic activity of the culture of some of the most powerful civilizations in history.
Ancient civilizations and empires like Babylonians and Israelites burned incense as shamanistic and religious adoration, and this was probably what lead the people to different usage of this incense. Incense created using several plants would create powerful hallucinogenic drugs which effect was even stronger if the incense was burned and inhaled closer to their mouth.
Therefore, smoking tobacco and cannabis plants became a regular practice all over the world, with different purposes of course. While in some places smoking was a recreational activity, in some other places, scholars discovered the many medicinal benefits they could extract from smoking some special herbs, for example, cannabis.
As time passed, people invented instruments that could facilitate smoking medicinal herbs, what we call bongs.
The evolution of bongs and their usage
Bongs were first made of tough materials such as gold or some other hard metals because the benefits of using glass as the main material were not known by then. Since the beginning, bongs’ structure was pretty similar, with a bowl and a slide, but the quality of the smoke and the level of oxygen that the first bubblers used to allow were nothing like today’s ones.
With the usage of advanced glassblowing technics and physics, modern artists who work creating excellent bongs have achieved an optimal appearance and perfect functioning. Nowadays’s bongs have a modern look and top glass materials that will work perfectly and also be better for your health.
In case that you are looking for an excellent bong that will work correctly and is only crafted with the finest materials, there are certain things that you should keep in mind.
How to identify a good bong
What can be classified as a good bong? A good bong should adjust to your needs and fit in your everyday tasks. You need to check characteristics such as its size because it does affect seriously the volume of smoke and fresh air that flows in and out of the water pipe. Small bongs, less smoke; big bongs, more smoke inhalation.
The material of a bong is also a very important factor to take into count before buying an excellent bong. Resistant glass or acrylics are usually the most profitable but also endurable materials. You should take into count that bongs are not cheap, so, buying a glass bong that will crack if it falls is not a smart option.
What you need is a firm and hard glass that will not be pulverized easily with some hits and therefore wasting your money, and you can count on us, Tank Glass, to provide you the finest piece of artwork to smoke cannabis. Our bongs are resistant and endure extern agents that could easily destroy other bubblers, contact us and enjoy bubblers that will last a lifetime.