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Herb Pipes History and Why

Hobbit Herb Pocket Pipe Highly Figured Myrtle 8 by FloggleWerks. Herb Pipes History and Why Herb pipes have been found in dig sites as far back as 1500 BC (or BCE for the politically correct). Herb pipes were used for ceremonial, medicinal and leisure activities throughout the ages and across every known peopled continent. I… Continue reading Herb Pipes History and Why

Churchwarden Pipes – Imgur

Churchwarden Pipes – Imgur.

Lazy Hobbit Pipe No Pipe Stand Required by FloggleWerks on Etsy

Lazy Hobbit Pipe No Pipe Stand Required by FloggleWerks on Etsy.

Gandalf Pipe 18 Inches Long!

The Wizard Gandalf learned to smoke pipe-weed from the hobbits and is known to blow elaborate smoke-rings. Saruman initially derides him for this, but at some point he takes up smoking himself. After the destruction of Isengard, pipe-weed is found among its stores, but the hobbits Merry and Pippin fail to realize the sinister implications… Continue reading Gandalf Pipe 18 Inches Long!

Hobbit Hole Pipe

Hobbit Hole Pipe

“Looks great, smokes great, and has a earthly hobbit feel to it. Definitely a great price for a nice wood pipe. Takes me back to the days of the Shire!” – A happy customer

The original territory of the Shire was bounded on the east by the Baranduin River, on the north by uplands rising to the old centre of Arnor, on the west by the White Downs, and on the south by marshland south of the River Shirebourne. After the original settlement, hobbits also expanded to the east into Buckland between the Baranduin and the Old Forest, and (much later) to the west into the Westmarch between the White Downs and the Tower Hills.
The Shire was originally divided into four Farthings. The outlying lands of Buckland and the Westmarch were formally added after the War of the Ring.[5] Within the Farthings there are some smaller unofficial clan homelands: the Tooks nearly all live in or near Tuckborough in Tookland, for instance. A Hobbit surname often indicates where the family came from: Samwise Gamgee’s last name derives from Gamwich, where the family originated. Buckland was named for the Oldbucks (later called the Brandybucks).
The Shire is described as a small but beautiful and fruitful land, beloved by its inhabitants. The Hobbits had an extensive agricultural system in the Shire but were not industrialised. The landscape included small pockets of forest (again similar to the English countryside). Various supplies were produced in the Shire, including cereals, fruit, wood and pipe-weed.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
“ It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats – the hobbit was fond of visitors. The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight into the side of the hill – The Hill, as all the people for many miles round called it – and many little round doors opened out of it, first on one side and then on another. No going upstairs for the hobbit: bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries (lots of these), wardrobes (he had whole rooms devoted to clothes), kitchens, dining-rooms, all were on the same floor, and indeed on the same passage. The best rooms were all on the left-hand side (going in), for these were the only ones to have windows, deep-set round windows looking over his garden, and meadows beyond, sloping down to the river.

– J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Dwarf Barrel Pipe Highly Figured Myrtlewood 12 in Long

Dwarf Barrel Pipe Highly Figured Myrtlewood 12 in Long

“Looks great, smokes great, and has a earthly hobbit feel to it. Definitely a great price for a nice wood pipe. Takes me back to the days of the Shire!” – A happy customer

Each of the seven Fathers founded a house of Dwarves.

Durin’s house was called the Longbeards. His people were known as Durin’s folk.

According to the traditions of the Dwarves, he was set to sleep alone beneath Mount Gundabad in the north of the Misty Mountains, which remained a sacred place to them ever after. He awakened some time after the creation of the Elves in Y.T. 1050, and according to an early version of the story[3] travelled great distances to other Dwarf kindreds, where other Dwarves joined him. He arrived at the Mirrormere, a lake in a valley below Caradhras in the Misty Mountains, and there founded what became the greatest and richest of the Mansions of the Dwarves: Khazad-dûm (Dwarrowdelf), afterward called Moria (meaning ‘Dark Chasm’ in Sindarin).

In the published version of the story, Durin died before the end of the First Age.[4] An early version of Appendix B (“The Tale of Years”) had him leading Dwarves from the ruin of Beleriand to found Khazad-dûm at the beginning of the Second Age;[5] but Tolkien abandoned that line.

After Durin died, Khazad-dûm was ruled by “many generations” of his descendants, until the Balrog appeared in Moria. In this long line, Tolkien writes, there appeared occasionally “an heir so like to his Forefather that he received the name of Durin.”[6] More complete versions of the account of Durin’s Folk[7] make clear that the later Durins appeared scattered amongst many generations. These six further Durins were believed by the Dwarves to be reincarnations (or even reanimations) of Durin I, with memories of his earlier lives.[8]

In T.A. 2989, during the unsuccessful attempt to recolonize Moria, Balin’s party evidently found Durin’s Axe.[9] Though not stated in the text, many have concluded that this was an heirloom lost when Durin VI was killed by the Balrog in T.A. 1981[10] (A helm is also mentioned, not identified in the text as Durin’s, from which some have conjectured “Durin’s Helm” as well.) The Axe was evidently lost again when Balin’s party was destroyed in T.A. 2994.