Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe
- Product Review (submitted on March 14, 2013):
- When I was first introduced to the Missouri Meerschaums, all bought at the tobacco aisle of the local supermarket, I had the impression that all of them were either of a creamy yellow/white to pale golden hue, which it took a deal of breaking in to deepen into a darker shade...much as the meerschaums for which the cob pipes were named. And the older the cob and the more you smoked it, the more it grew into being your favorite. So it was that when, in a tobacconist's shop, I first laid eyes on a Country Gent with its rugged broken in look, it instantly became a favorite of mine, even before I ever smoked it. Then, as I began to break it in, for whatever reason...its size or shape or whatever...it smoked from the very first time I lit it right down to the bottom of the bowl without having to be relit, and as sweet and as easy and cool as any pipe I had ever had before. What a pipe! And I'd thought Missouri Meerschaum had come out with something new, but actually it was at least a hundred years old, though it had gone under a different model name back then. Also I discovered that it was the pipe which had kept explorer Richard Byrd company during his five month solitary stay in a shack in Antarctica in the mid-1930s. Alone in the middle of nowhere with your favorite Missouri Meerschaum pipe...isn't that every man's dream?