Shika Hilal Hookah Description
The Shika Hilal from Shika Hookahs is by far one of the most interesting setups to arrive at our warehouse. This handmade Egyptian beast is forged from high quality brass materials, and measures at 35" tall, towering the competition. The Hilal hookah was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. It was in this location that it received a high level of one-on-one care for its very unique body work and functionality. Once this bad boy is finished with the building process, it must pass a full quality assurance test before it can be made available for the public.
Can I Hilal At Ya?
Look at your collection of hookahs, and then take a look at your friend's collection. Does anything compare to the Shika Hilal Hookah? The answer is probably a no, and that's OK, because we didn't have anything that would top it either. The word "Hilal" in Arabic means crescent moon, which makes sense seeing as there is a half moon and star fitted onto the Brass hookah stem (check below for a little history lesson on the crescent moon & star symbol). These phenomenal midsections are completely solid and contain no filler materials, this makes for one heavy hookah that is guaranteed to last! (With proper upkeep)
The Hilal Experience - How It Smokes
When it comes down to getting your hookah session started, from the first pull you will feel no restriction with a smooth inhale, followed by a thunderous exhale. Why is there no restriction? Besides the immaculate detail applied to each stem, the Shika hookahs are known for their wide open downstem. This features allows for a very effortless smoke, so pull out your cell phones and be prepared to capture some of the largest clouds that you've ever created.
The downstem is not the only part containing a wide open feature, the hose and purge port joined in on the fun. The two identical open ports add to the smooth smoking experience, and the hose port is wide enough to allow the use of any of your favorite hoses. When it comes time to clear the base, this can be achieved easily with several breathes with the fine tuned purge valve.
Why Shika Hookahs?
The world of Hookahs is similar to any shopping experience, we look for certain key features and we try to stay away from items that don't offer the full package. Well we're here to inform you that Shika Hookahs, like the Hilal, are the complete package with a good amount of beneficial features to keep you satisfied. With the use of copper in the downstem, these hookahs will never be affected by rust or corrosion. This is also a metal utilized in the medical field for its hygienic properties - copper is naturally antimicrobial and will kill 99.9% of bacteria (such as MRSA and E. coli) within two hours of exposure. The deep cleansing process applied to hookahs in your collection can sometimes be therapeutic, but it can also be time consuming. The Shika Hilal doesn't hold onto strong flavor profiles like most metal hookahs, and with a quick rinse we've found that our next session is free of ghosting flavors.
The Crescent Moon & Star - a History
The moon and star symbols adorned on the stem of the Shika Farouk hookah are often associated with Islam, but the history of the Crescent Moon and Star is far older than its popularity with the Islamic faith. It dates back to ancient Palestine, to a group known as the Moabites (14th/13th century - 6th century BC) who used the symbol as a seal. The crescent moon and star (or stars) were commonly found as seals, on coins, etc., throughout the region for centuries.
The crescent moon and star symbol was found in Palestine, Byzantium (Constantinople/Istanbul), Persia (Iran), parts of ancient Greece and early Rome, and even as far east as India as a part of the Mughal Empire.
Finally, after thousands of years, the crescent symbol - without the star - was first found on Muslim flags during the Crusades. Depictions of the symbol appear in depictions of the flags from the 14th century.
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658) had the crescent moon and star symbol inlaid on his personal shield, and his son Aurangzeb is known to have used it in Mughal flags and sheilds. However the Mughals used the symbol featuring an upward facing crescent moon - quite like the one found on the Shika Hilal Hookah
The crescent moon and star symbol we are familiar with today first appeared on flags of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries. The symbol now adorns the flags of numerous countries, organizations, territories, and several hookahs!
The Complete Shika Hookah Package
You can't smoke from the Shika Hilal hookah without a hookah hose, and a bowl for your shisha tobacco. Shika understands this and made sure to make all your smoking dreams come true. So included with your Hilal hookah you'll find a large Egyptian style Shika Typhoon hookah hose that comes with a removable mouth piece and is completely washable. Never again will you need to dedicate one hose to one flavor, one quick rinse and your hose will be rid of all ghosting flavors.
Also included with your Shika Hilal will be Shika's popular Oblivion Phunnel Hookah Bowl
. This hookah bowl has the inner workings of a Phunnel bowl, while offering a unique glaze. The raised single air channel spire, prevents any excess shisha juice from entering your stem or base
, and it keeps the flavor inside your bowl for an extended flavorful session. This is without a doubt a hookah for the collectors, or anyone that would like to smoke and defend themselves during a zombie outbreak.
Free With This Hookah:
- Washable Shika Typhoon hookah hose
- Oblivion Phunnel Hookah Bowl
- Coal tray
- One 50g box of premium shisha tobacco
- One box of natural hookah charcoals
- Electroplated Shika Tongs
Note: You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this product