This is a bong my friend got just recently- it is handblown by tommy chong himself, and is dated to sometime right before the fbi did operation nut-bust (lol dont know the real name) and raided his stuff, along with putting him in jail. The bongs (there is another actually, that hasnt been bought yet) were misplaced in a box that was labeled wrong, and were never confiscated. The guy who found them opened the box up thinking they were PURE bongs or whatever and much to his suprise are 2 original authentic tommy chong glass bongs! here is the one my friend bought- for a good price too Note: That isnt me int he picture, i dont even know who that is. its a friend of the bong owner who came to see it. oh and i dont know what that string is, its some rubber band thing that was on the bong.