Captain Ed's

Vella G x Piper Dan "Steal Your Face" Tube November 10 2015, 0 Comments

This is one of our favorite pieces in the shop! We feel it perfectly embraces our past and present. As Americas oldest headshop, the Dead will always have a special place in our heart. This Mini Tube features Piper Dans incredible Steal Your Face milli which has a very unique saw cut lightning bolt through it. Vella also threw down his signature lippies on this stunning masterpiece. The colors pop and make this tube stand out in our case among all the others! Standing at just 8 3/4'' tall, this tube is ready to shred! How many lippies can you count?


Korey Glass October 29 2015, 0 Comments

Had some super fresh pieces arrive from Korey Glass out of Canada the other day. His reticellos are absolutely out of this world. This Rainbow Reticello Mashup Mini Tube is by far one of the most impressive little tubes I have ever seen. It is a 14mm Female Reticello Joint, with a fixed two hole diffuser. A really cool worked cab is attached on the back. Standing at 6'' tall, the shaping on this little guy is very nice and fits perfectly in your hand. Who are some of your favorite Canadian artists?


Andy Roth x Rye Glass October 20 2015, 0 Comments

This is one deeply engraved Study of Shapes Series mini tubes. Andys shaping of the tube is flawless. Standing at 8'' tall, this little tube draws the eye directly to it. The attention to detail on the five floral carved sections is absolutely incredible. The carvings reveal the different layers of colored glass, Black, White, Teal, and Wisteria all come together to create a stunning image when carved away. We are truly honored to be able to display it in our gallery! What are your thoughts on this stunning masterpiece? 


"The Gem Mine" By Ebox and Trikky Glass October 16 2015, 0 Comments

Featuring a total of Six Faceted Attachments attachments, a faceted mouthpiece, a faceted joint, as well as a faceted 10mm encased opal stopper. The colors used on this masterpiece are Raindrop, Haterade, and Purple Lollipop. Four of the faceted attachments are incredible fumed mibs along with two faceted encased opals. Standing at just 5 1/8'' Tall, this little guy has some serious weight to him. It is a solid and well balanced tube. It is truly an impressive sight to behold!

W.C. Stearns X Ben David Collab mini Tube October 15 2015, 0 Comments

Standing at 7 1/4'' Tall and sporting an incredible 27coral attachments, this little collab tube by W.C. Stearns and Ben David is absolutely packed with details! It looks like it was just lifted from the bottom of the ocean. The Dichro sections are beyond colorful and catch the eye adding another layer of visual stimulus to this tube. With its little 10mm removable two hole diffuser, this little guy is a shredder for sure! The blue lip and joint wraps complete this package nicely! What are your thoughts on this incredible work of art?

Incoming Headies From Humboldt September 30 2015, 0 Comments

We recently were able to pick up several amazing pieces from W.C. Stearns, Mr. Gray, and Ben David. These guys all have their own iconic styles which all fuse together perfectly. Stearns is best known for his elaborate coral reef scenes he creates around his functional glass. Mr. Gray has his iconic Weed Leafs and Nugs along with his green dichro. Ben David is currently blowing up and getting bigger every day, his forest carvings make for some spectacular imagery. The First piece to arrive so far is an incredibly stunning Coral Reef Mini Tube by W.C. Stearns. It has ~70 attachments! What do you think of it?


Jack Herer's Double Barrel Double Venturi Ricocheting Vortex Effect Pipe September 24 2015, 0 Comments

The Jack Herer Pipe is the only Hand Pipe i own! The pipe creates a natural self-carbureting and cooling effect. When used as instructed, eat hit is as fresh as the first hit. The "Double Venturi Ricocheting Vortex Effect" utilizes a dividing ridge at the bottom of the bowl which knocks the air into spiral, increasing it's travel time in the pipe barrels. By the tie the smoke travels through the bowl, down the neck, onto the dividing ridge, and then spirals thru the double-hole stem, the smoke is cooled to approximately one-third the temperature of a standard pipe. The special design of the Jack Herer pipe keeps it from charring the smoking material as it consumes the entire bowl. It continues to burn fresh material with out relighting. It is the smoothest pipe I have ever used, and its durable wooden design means it will not break from a simple fall. This is a pipe that should be in almost every ones collection! Do you smoke out of metal, wood or glass?


Volcano Vaporizers! September 23 2015, 0 Comments

We have carried Storz & Bickel Products for years, and now we have them available online to ship across the country! Volcano Vaporizers are the best vaporizers on the market hands down, and will be for the foreseeable future! Made from top quality parts in Germany, the Volcano Vaporizer differs from most other vaporizers with it's air pump design. The Volcano pumps hot air over your herbs and fills a bag with vapor. The Volcano comes in both Digital and Analog models with two different valve kit options. Personally, I prefer the Solid Valve kit over the Easy Valve Kit for my Volcano. Storz & Bickel have also just recently introduced two new portable models to their vaporizer lineup. The Mighty and Crafty are two of the best portable vaporizers on the market. Using very similar technology and method to the Volcano to vaporize your materials, just no air pump, You can directly inhale from built in mouthpieces on these portable models. What is your favorite vaporizer?


Pelican Cases September 17 2015, 0 Comments

If you are serious about collecting glass and have invested a good amount of money into your collection, you gotta store it all safely! Nothing is better than a pelican case for storing your fragile glass collection! Pelican products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, and industrial. It will protect your glass easily, and will last you a life time! The Pick N Pluck inner foam design allows you to customize each case to what ever shape you need to fit your glass inside it. They come with a rubber o-ring to make them water / air tight when sealed, and they have an automatic Pressure Equalization Valve for traveling on planes! Pelican represents extreme quality and you and rest easy knowing you have one protecting your favorite piece of glass!

 

 


Dave Goldstein Fritted glass Perc September 15 2015, 0 Comments

Dave Goldstein has been been blowing glass for easily four decades. He was even a personal friend to Captain Ed himself! That's what he told us when we met him at the American Glass Expo in Las Vegas.  He also told us had a back ground in laboratory glass blowing and noticed that none of the "functional" smoke wear was really as functional as true laboratory glass equipment. So he set out with one goal in mind, to make smoke wear that was laboratory grade. Dave had knowledge of fritted glass scrubbers used to scrub gasses with liquids from his time spent at University of Maryland’s technical glass shop in 1980-81. A fritted glass disc is a "disc" of crushed glass all fused together. Gasses or in this case smoke, that passes through the gaps in the crushed glass is scrubbed and cleaned. The only problem was, none of fritted discs available functioned at lung pressure. Through trial and error he was able to create a fritted disc coarse enough to function at lung pressure and completed his first prototype in April 2011. After realizing how  innovative and functional it was, he filed for a patent in December 2011. If you have never had the pleasure of using one of these, you are missing out!


New Heady Arrivals! September 12 2015, 0 Comments

We were incredibly fortunate last week to be contacted by Talon Glass, we were able to snag a couple of amazing collab tubes with JRoss and Bowl Pusher. The three way collab tube features Glass Alchemy's new color Serum, as well as Pink Cadillac, Hyacinth, Onyx, and Transparent Wisteria. It comes with a total of Four downstems! Two 14mm-14mm Male-Male Worked Three Hole Diffusers for concentrate and Two 10mm/14mm Worked Reducer Three Hole Diffusers for flower. It also includes a matching 14mm female concentrate slide, 10mm flower slide, and of course a dome! Some nice extras that come with it are a really cool carb cap and matching bead, and all of it fits inside a pelican case which is also included. Does this piece have enough accessories or what?! Check out more pics in our Heady section!

 


10,500 Follower Giveaway! September 10 2015, 0 Comments

Help us reach our goal of 10,500 followers! We are giving away this amazing @alexinwood_glass 14mm female illuminati and crushed opal bucket and cap.  Head on over to our instagram and follow the rules!  @captaineds

 

Rules: 

1) Must follow us and Alex Inwood.

2) Repost this image

3) tag two friends

4) use #captaineds10kgiveaway

 

All previous entries with old image will still be accepted.

 

When our goal is met, we will randomly pick a winner!!

Photo by @areysocal 


Qsci Mini Segway September 09 2015, 0 Comments

The guys over at Qsci Glass have no shortage of incredible models to offer. One such model is the Mini Segway Tube.  It comes set up as a direct inject with a female flower slide for all of you herb lovers out there. Throwing a domeless nail or quartz banger on the Mini Segway is all it takes to convert this guy into an amazing shredder for any 710 sesh. Measuring in at a perfect 8'' tall and featuring colored lip and foot wraps, as well as an amazing "segway perc". This piece will soon become a daily driver in your collection. What is your daily driver?


Now Carrying ill Glass September 03 2015, 0 Comments

These are some of the most impressive functional pieces out on the market. The level of detail is astounding, and quality control seems to never let anything less than perfect leave the warehouse. Hand made Colorado, U.S.A. these are Illuzion Glass Galleries personal scientific line. When you hold one in your hand, you can immediately feel the high level of craftsmanship that went into this piece. They are all thick, and have a nice hefty weight to them. They have many popular models, as well as many models mixed together for more function. You will also find no shortage of collabs with your favorite high end glass artists such as, Darby Holm, Buck, Joe Peters, Jason Lee, JOP, and many many more! My personal favorite model right now would have to be the 50 watt recycler. The function is superb, you don't have to worry about inhaling a mouthful of water, and it is a nice compact design.  What is your favorite ill glass model?


Keeping It Clean September 02 2015, 0 Comments

Keeping your glass nice and clean is not always an easy task. As many of us know, the more frequently we use our favorite piece, the faster resin will build up in it. Cleaning after every use can be a little excessive for most people, but the longer you let it go with out cleaning, the harder it becomes to clean it. Water pipes for flower will also build up resin faster than oil rigs, and are harder to clean out that thicker flower smoke resin. My personal go to cleaner is Grunge Off. Grunge Off is formulated exclusively for glass, no scrubbing or excessive shaking is required for Grunge Off to clean your piece. I personally like to keep two bottles worth of Grunge Off in a plastic tupperware container big enough to hold multiple down stems, hand pipes, bowls, and other messy glass accessories. I usually let my dirty glass soak overnight, mainly because I don't need to use it while I'm sleeping. However, only an hour is usually needed for most pieces. After your pieces are done soaking, take them out of the container of Grunge Off and rinse them off in hot water. The hot water rinse will remove any remaining residue clinging to hard to reach areas in your piece. A single container of Grunge Off is reusable for up to at least three months of rigorous cleaning. If you like effortless cleaning, Grunge Off is for you! What are some of your favorite cleaning methods?


Sticky Fingers? September 01 2015, 1 Comment

Ever get handed a dabber with some sticky oil running down the side that you did not see, only to end up with the worlds stickiest fingers? Of course you have, it's happened to all  of us. It can be a real pain to get that stuff off successfully. A common solution to this problem that many people use is rubbing alcohol because it's usually what they clean their rigs with. Repeated use of rubbing alcohol will dry out your skin, not to mention you are wasting your rig cleaning supplies. Soap and water just cant cut through it, and if you are not able to get it off your fingers soon, you will transfer the sticky oil on to something else! Recently I came across a product that is so amazing at removing oil, I'm surprised more people don't already know more about it! "Hustle Butter" is originally purposed for tattoo care, however it's natural residue removing abilities are superb. Hustle Butter is a 100% vegan replacement for all petroleum based products for tattoo care. Made from mango, coco, papaya and other shea butters, it's a great all natural solution to getting rid of sticky fingers! What is your favorite method for removing sticky oil from your fingers?


Alex Inwood August 26 2015, 1 Comment

We have a fresh new order of nano tubes from Alex Inwood on the way to our Reseda location! Hand made in Michigan, these little nano tubes are some of the best travel rigs on the market. Not to mention some of the best looking! We still have a few from our last batch available. We also have some of his amazing Honey Buckets. His Buckets are outstanding quality and will make any piece stand out when attached. Looking forward to this new order! Go check him out on istagram at @alexinwood_glass


BG Glass August 19 2015, 1 Comment

We recently discovered @BGglass_ on Instagram and immediately fell in love with his Double Intake Klein Designs. We made sure to pick them up in both Fixed Bucket and Direct Inject models. Easily some of our favorite new additions to our glass line up.  These Kleins feature a three slit diffuser, two intakes, one drain, reinforced bridged stem and mouthpiece, as well as a really cool milli encasement on the back. The fixed Honey Bucket models will of course come with a cap! His fully worked mini tubes with basket weaved joints and removable honey buckets are beyond impressive as well. Looking forward to see what the future brings this amazing up and coming Artist!


Check out the function of the QSCI Triple Chandelier Perk !! WOOOOOW August 14 2015, 0 Comments