The Mark Twain is the jewel in the crown of the “Hannibal Collection”, this beautifully shaped Dublin. The smooth finished is achieved by filling the bowl with plaster and applying a sprayed lacquered coating. The conical bowl is plugged with hard wood, which lasts longer than the putty filled offering. The black mouthpiece houses the 6mm (Medico) filter, which can be used to give a cooler and drier smoke.
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 : Dublin
Finish : Smooth
Colour : Natural
Mouthpiece : Tapered with Fishtail (Plastic)
Filter : 6mm (not included)
Pipe Length : 150mm
Pipe Height : 54mm
Pipe Width : 40mm
Chamber Width : 21mm
Chamber Depth : 39mm
Weight : 42grams
*All Missouri Meerschaum Pipes are made by hand and differ in size slightly and weight.
Posted by Pensioner on 19th Aug 2015
Nice shape weighty sold but balanced. Fine craftsmanship well made I know everyone has their own preference, but it's likely to be corn cobs most of the time for me from now on.