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Collection: Gandalf Pipes

You don’t have to venture all the way to Mordor and back to get in character for your Lord of the Rings cosplay, although a second breakfast probably couldn’t hurt. In fact, it’s easier than ever to bring Middle Earth right into your own living room (besides with the collector’s edition DVD box set). If you’re looking for a piece that even the grey one himself would happily blaze up after slaying a few thousand orcs, look no further than our fantastic selection of Gandalf pipes . Of course, if you’ve never seen or read Lord of the Rings, you might have no idea what a Gandalf Pipe even is. Think of a traditional, long-stemmed pipe with a relatively small, deep bowl at the end. Hold one between your thumb and forefinger and you’ll probably see why a literary wizard might enjoy toking up on one. They’re typically wooden although glass Gandalf pipes are also common. Weed Republic stocks all kinds of Gandalf Pipes . Even if you’re not into smoking the chronic, we also stock tobacco Gandalf pipes too, so you can get in touch with your inner wizard without getting baked!

You don't have to venture all the way to Mordor and back to get in character for your Lord of the Rings cosplay, although a second breakfast probably couldn't hurt. In fact, it's easier than ever to bring Middle Earth right into your own living room (besides with the collector's edition DVD box set). If you’re looking

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Pipe-weed was a plant of Middle-earth, in particular grown and enjoyed much by the hobbits of the Shire, to whom it was first introduced by Tobold Hornblower.

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  • 1 History
  • 2 See also
  • 3 Translations
  • 4 References

History

It was first grown in the Shire by Tobold Hornblower in Longbottom around SR 1070 (the year 2670 of the Third Age). Despite its foreign origins, the hobbits were the first to use it for smoking. Pipe-weed production became a major industry in the Shire, especially in the south. [1]

The same plant was known among the Dúnedain as sweet galenas for its fragrance. In Gondor, it was known as Westman’s-weed, and grew there as a wild plant, appreciated most for its sweet-scented flowers. The colloquial name was in reference to its origins: it was apparently brought to Middle-earth by Númenóreans in the Second Age. [2]

Popular hobbit varieties of pipe-weed soon included Longbottom Leaf, Old Toby (named after Tobold Hornblower and revered by Bilbo Baggins), Southern Star, and Southlinch, which was grown in Bree.

Merry (of Peter Jackson’s films) smoking his pipe-weed

The Wizard Gandalf learned to smoke pipe-weed from the Hobbits and was known to blow elaborate smoke-rings. Saruman initially criticized him for this, but eventually took up smoking himself. After the destruction of Isengard, pipe-weed was found among its stores, but the hobbits Merry and Pippin failed to realized until later the implications of the discovery of Saruman’s commerce with the Shire. [3]

A barrel of “Southfarthing Leaf” in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Pipe-weed was a plant of Middle-earth, in particular grown and enjoyed much by thehobbits of the Shire, to whom it was first introduced byTobold Hornblower. 1 History 2 See also 3 Translations 4 References It was first grown in the Shire by Tobold Hornblower in Longbottom around SR 1070 (the…