Hand pipes have been one of the staple devices in the glass pipe industry for quite some time, and the variety of styles expands everyday. Unless you are looking for a bubbler, glass hand pipes typically offer you a dry-smoke, meaning there is no water based diffusion of your smoke. While some may prefer a bong or dab rig instead, hand pipes like spoons and sherlocks offer the convenience of easy travel and portability.
To smoke dry herbs, tobacco, or other legal substance out of your hand pipe, you simply need to pack the material into the bowl chamber, ignite with a flame, and go! Often times there is a hole on the side known as a "carb" which acts as a way to clear your smoke and alter your airflow.