In the past, a hand pipe was used as a smoking tool for dry herbs and tobacco. It has a carb, neck, bowl, and mouthpiece. Hand pipes do not need any special attachments to set them up. This ancient hand pipe has a reservoir and bowl that leads from a cavity to the dabber's mouth.
Hand pipes simplicity is the reason they stand out among other dabbing accessories. You load the dry herb into the hand pipe and go ahead with your dabbing session. They come in small sizes, making them portable since they can perfectly fit into your palm.
However, these hand pipes have gone through many innovations; they come in various forms; for instance, some resemble spoons, others have novelty shapes, while others remain their original form. Besides, they are designed with different materials such as glass, silicone, wood, etc. Also, there are a vast variety of pipes, for instance, hand pipes, steamrollers, one-hitters, and other crafted pipes that are inspired by motion pictures and literature.
Hand pipes are now the most used popularly for smoking herb due to their vast availability, affordable prices, simple and easy to use. While hand pipes are sold and purchased worldwide, they have legal controversy.
Although hand pipes may be one of the simplest ways to dab, they can be technically harsher than a dab rig and a bong. This is so because they don't have a water filtration system. However, thanks to the technology that has created some modernized hand pipes, such as bubblers with a water system that cools off the smoke during the dabbing session.
Other more advanced hand pipes are made with a hole on the side. This hole lets in some air intake while dabbing. It is known as a carb. When a dab enthusiast covers the carb, a hit build-up is allowed in that hollow of your hand pipe. On the other hand, if a dabber releases the carb, all the smoke is pushed at once to the smoker.