Beautiful Noble Soft Glass Water Pipe
Noble Glass was started over 10 years ago by Emirc. This piece can be purchased from Elev8 Glass Gallery for only $90. The first thing we need to mention is that soft glass is not really softer than hard (borosilicate) glass. Soft and hard glass refers mostly to the amount of heat it takes to manipulate the glass. Soft glass melts at about 1/2 the temperature of boro glass. One thing that should be noted is that while soft glass requires less heat, it does take a larger furnace to work the glass. This is typically called a glory hole, while boro workers use a torch to get the heat into the glass. One thing you can take away from this review is that this piece of art is THICK and heavy. It’s a great value for a standard water pipe and probably a must for a glass connoisseur. Noble Glass hits a home run when they make bongs like this.
Well, let’s get to the review:
Functionality – 7.95
|DOES IT WORK FOR HOW IT IS DESIGNED?||8|
|EASE OF USE||7.9|
|HOW DID IT FEEL IN YOUR HANDS? (ERGONOMIC VALUE)||7.9|
|DID I GET WATER IN MY MOUTH WHEN FILLED TO PROPER LEVEL AND A STANDARD HIT||8|
Overall Quality- 7.03
|HOW ARE THE WELDS WELDED?||6|
|ARTISANAL PERSPECTIVE (FUNCTIONAL ART/PRODUCTION)||7.5|
This based on FUNCTIONALITY + PRICE IS GOOD + ARTISTIC VALUE that I believe.
Skill Set- 7
The skill set is what I believe it takes a blower to have in order to make the piece. The harder the piece is to make, the higher the number.
Overall Score- 7.48
THE GRADE – 94%
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