The Danish range from Missouri Meerscahum brings the Danes flare of shapes, to the trusty corn cobs. The Spool features a concave bowl shape, with a wider rim and base to the bowl. This natural finish is given a sealing with plaster and a hardwood plug on the base. Unlike the cheaper models (Legend, Pride, Pony & Mizzouri) which use pipe makers concrete, the hard plug will last a lot longer.
Uses the 6mm Medico filter and can be smoked without (more common than with)
Corn cobs have a slightly bad reputation, they are seen as the disposable pipe. A cheap alternative to briar and therefore inferior too, but thats not fair at all. The Missouri Meerschaum pipes are made by hand, using specifically bread corn. The porous husk allows for a dryer smoke, absorbing the moisture and like Clay & Meerschaum smokes very cool. Unlike Briar and other wooden pipes, a carbon cake is not required. The first few smokes have a sweet, nutty taste but after that the pipe holds no background flavours and always gives a pure taste to the tobacco. Many blenders (our self's included) use Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob pipes to sample blends, for the neutral taste.
Pipe Material : Corn Cob
Shape : Spool
Finish : Smooth
Colour : Natural
Mouthpiece : Tapered with Fishtail (Plastic)
Filter : None
Pipe Length : 148mm
Pipe Height : 53mm
Pipe Width : 39mm
Chamber Width : 19mm
Chamber Depth : 37mm
Weight : 41grams
*All Missouri Meerschaum Pipes are made by hand and differ in size slightly and weight.
Posted by Andrew on 24th Apr 2015
I have already written a review for the Danish Spindle - Straight, and will not repeat my delightful
experience of discovering how enjoyable it is to smoke these corn cob pipes.
Rather, I will add to my earlier review a few points other customers may find helpful.
Firstly, it should be noted that this pipe (the Spool) comes with a 6mm filter already fitted. I promptly
discarded this, and would point out that the Spindle does not have a filter and has a smaller pencil stem. The Spool, however has a thicker shank and slightly heavier, more robust mouthpiece. The spigot is stronger due its larger diameter to accommodate the end of the filter. While a little more cleaning is required by screwing a piece of kitchen towel into the two halves of the filter chamber, as well as running a pipe cleaner through, the chamber itself acts as a mini expansion chamber and gives a cool smooth smoke. (Unless, of course you choose to use a filter). Both pipes (Spool and Spindle) have a wonderfully easy draw and are great smokers.
For me the only downside to these smokers' gems is that my other pipes are almost all block meerschaums and while I am smoking cobs my meerschaums are not being smoked and so their colouring-in process is being delayed. I find it very hard not to smoke one of my two cobs each day now, because they really are an easy and enjoyable pipe to smoke. On the other hand owning a couple of these would give a briar smokers pipes the periodic rest they need.
I really wish I had discovered Missouri Meerschaums years ago and heartily recommend them on the basis of my pleasant experience to date.