Not all pipes at Missouri Meerschaum are made the same. The Freehands are hand made from the best corn of the harvest and are shaped by hand, with a faux plateaux rim and conical sides. After being filled these pipes are given a black stain (like the country gentlemen) and then polished. The pipes have a very Danish feel to them and uses a higher quality stem and no filters. Finished in the base with a hardwood plug, making this one of the finest pipes produced by Missouri Meerschaum.
Corn cobs have a slightly bad reputation; they are seen as the disposable pipe. A cheap alternative to briar and therefore inferior too, but that’s 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 : Freehand
Finish : Smooth
Colour : Black
Mouthpiece : Tapered with Fishtail
Filter : None
Pipe Length : 160mm
Pipe Height : 85mm
Pipe Width : 40mm
Chamber Width : 22mm
Chamber Depth : 66mm
Weight : 74grams
*All Missouri Meerschaum Pipes are made by hand and differ in size slightly and weight.
Posted by Penshioner on 16th Sep 2015
The freehand has a style that is light and easy to hold or clench. It's a lot of pipe for the money the bit is obviously a high quality not unlike a European briar. It is a cool pipe and smokes well as no filter fitted. I find the cobs smoke with or without, you pays your money and takes your choice on filters. The pipe like other cobs I own is sweet cool and no taste of pipe. I now have a collection to rotate.
Posted by JTS. John the smoke on 15th Aug 2015
I ordered two pipes Friday lunchtime and they arrived by 10-30 Saturday morning. It's a shame i was at work and now have to wait until Monday morning when the post office opens to collect them .GQ 10/10 PO 0/10