Also called a Swiss cheese percolator, it is so named because it resembles Swiss cheese—it’s a round disc covered in holes. Swiss percs are vertical discs with holes in the body of a bong or rig, and smoke is forced around the holes, cooling it. They are different from honeycomb percs, which are horizontal discs inside the body of the bong or rig.
“I love taking small hits through my Swiss perc.”
What is a Swiss perc?
The Swiss perc, or Swiss cheese percolator, is the creation of acclaimed glass blower Nate Dizzle, and was introduced to the industry in the late 2000s. The design got its name because the thin, vertical disc in the body of the pipe is covered with holes, resembling a wheel of Swiss cheese.
As with all percolators, a Swiss perc cools smoke, making hits smoother and less harsh on the throat. Swiss percs are unique in that the large holes are in the body of the bong or rig itself, rather than as a separate unit inside the bong or rig. The large holes slow down smoke as it travels through the piece and creates a visually appealing smokeshow, adding an air of heady style to pieces that are usually clear.