Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe – Missouri Meerschaum

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Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe – Missouri Meerschaum

Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe - Missouri Meerschaum

  • Made in the USA
  • American grown Corn Cob
  • The Wood Bowl, Do Not inlucde,
  • This Sale for the Corn Pipe Only , Nothing more.
  • Pipe Packs in White Discreet Box ,

Genuine Missouri Meerschaum. Straight stem and shank. Corn grown and manufactured in USA specifically for use in pipes. Elegant, high gloss finish. Can be smoked with or without Medico-style pipe filters

List Price: $ 7.00

Price: $ 7.00


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  1. 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the Best Looking Cobs Out There!, July 20, 2011
    By 
    Shooter (Hayward, CA United States) –

    This review is from: Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe – Missouri Meerschaum (Kitchen)
    I own a couple dozen pipes, and four of those are MM cobs. The Country Gentleman is probably the nicest looking cob I own. You really can’t go wrong with any of the MM cobs as a starter pipe and, once you get into briar pipes, you might just find you still enjoy having a couple of them around. They don’t need much, if any, break-in period and once they char up a little inside the bowl, will smoke better than some high end pipes.

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  2. 22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Nice!, December 21, 2012
    By 
    7hr33

    This review is from: Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe – Missouri Meerschaum (Kitchen)
    When I first got into pipes a few years ago, people told me to start with a corn cob. I resisted. I didn’t like the look of the cobs at all. A friend of mine who was a veteran piper bought this for me as a gift, and I could not have been more deligted. It’s a great looking, well-made pipe that puts some of the more common cobs to shame. Although my interest in pipe smoking has evolved and I’ve amassed a substantial collection of briars, I always keep a country gentleman in the rotation as it is still in my top 5 favorite pipes.

    This pipe looks great. You can tell it’s a cob, but it has a beautiful gloss on the bowl that gives it a classic look. The cob pattern is darker than the photo and is almost a marbled pattern, which I really like. The stem fits snugly in the shank and both pieces are made of quality material. The pipe has a solid build to it, but is light enough to be clamped in your mouth hands free when you walk about with it. In fact, it is easily my favorite strolling pipe.

    The country gentleman delivers a wonderfully pleasant, cool smoke that some of my expensive briars can’t compete with. As pipers know, each pipe has a different smoke and personality, and the country gentleman is simply a happy pipe. The distinctive cob flavor blends in nicely with a plethora of different tobacco blends. It also requires no break in period, so even a beginner can pick it up and have a very nice smoke.

    Despite its look, this IS a corn cob pipe, which means it’s not going to last forever. It will last longer than your average cob (my current one has lasted for over a year in a rotation of 5 pipes), but you will eventually burn through it. If you plan on using this pipe exclusively, I would suggest buying two or three and rotating them. You’ll still pay less than a mid-range briar, and it will extend the life of your pipes dramatically.

    Overall, I can’t really find anything negative to say about this pipe. It’s reliable, enjoyable and looks nice. If you’re just starting out in the hobby or are a veteran looking to add a little variety to your collection, you can do worse than the country gentleman.

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  3. 59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Out behind the barn . . ., December 6, 2010
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    Konrei “Everything I need is right here” (Boca Raton, Florida and Brooklyn, New York) –

    This review is from: Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe – Missouri Meerschaum (Kitchen)
    Corncob pipes are American classics. In the Good Old Days of swimmin’ holes and cow tipping as a contact sport, corncobs were the mainstay of many a farmer’s pipe collection, and ALMOST ALWAYS the first pipe your Granddaddy smoked. Easily made out of a hollowed-out cob and stem, filled with an illicitly garnered pinch of tobacco, and lit with a kitchen match or an ember, they were easy to make, cost nothing, and lasted as long as they lasted, after which Grandpa would make another.

    As Americans moved off the farm and into the cities, cornfields became harder to find, and so the Missouri Meerschaum was born. This whimsically-titled company (and its product) was named for its down-home home State, and linked itself with the exotic and once prohibitively-expensive “seafoam stone” pipes of Turkey. Missouri Meerschaum has been building cob pipes for over a century, and their quality has never wavered. Missouri Meerschaums come in a number of styles. All of them consist of the cob bowl, the corn stem, and a plastic ring that holds the plastic mouthpiece to the stem. The most famous Missouri Meer smoker was General Douglas MacArthur, whose large-bowled pipe was an indelible part of his public image.

    Since Missouri Meerschaum corncobs are (still) inexpensive, everybody who has ever smoked a pipe has smoked a Missouri Meerschaum. They make excellent “starter” pipes for new pipesmokers. Surprisingly sturdy, they’re good to have around if you want to carry a pipe in your car’s glove compartment or your luggage to appease the sudden urge to smoke when captivated by a beautiful sunset, mountain, beach, forest, or woman. They are good as spares if your pipesmoking friends have stopped by unprepared to indulge.

    Missouri Meers have one built-in drawback, and that’s that they wear out eventually. You’ll never see a well-smoked corncob as an Estate pipe. Smoke a cob to death, and it will let you know. When you see charring on the outside it’s time to buy a new one. Throw the old one away. Models of impermanence, they are the perfect Zen pipes.

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