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.
The Bowls of the Missouri Meerschaum Legend pipes are sealed with plaster of paris and finally varnished, this makes the pipe more durable. A wooden peg/shank is used, with a soft plastic mouth piece and a 4mm Medico filter.
Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob pipes with always have those who look down and see a poor smoking pipe. Whereas those who smoke them, appreciate Cobs for all their benefits. For less than £5 you can have a pipe that with a little care will last between 1-3 years. You cant even get a clay pipe for that money and they designed to thrown away.
Ideal for those new to pipe smoking or those of us who like to try different tobaccos and do not to ruin a good briar with ghosted flavours.
Pipe Material : Corn Cob
Shape : Billiard
Finish : Smooth
Colour : Natural (Yellow)
Mouthpeice : Tapered with Fishtail (Plastic)
Filter : 4mm
Pipe Length : 140mm
Pipe Height : 45mm
Pipe Width : 35mm
Chamber Width : 15mm
Chamber Depth : 32mm
Weight : 30grams
*All Missouri Meerschaum Pipes are made by hand and differ in size slightly adn weight.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Nov 2013
For the price, these cob pipes have to be a 5 Star product. For the uninitiated, these pipes smoke a lot better than you might think and last a long time if properly looked after.
I find them perfect for trying new aromatics, where you might not want the casings to permeate your more expensive briars.
The bent cobs are ideal for gripping in your teeth, but the straight ones are so light you probably wont have too many issues if you need to smoke freehand!