Pony Express Corn Cob Pipe
- Product Review (submitted on February 15, 2013):
I'd always wondered what it was pipe smokers enjoyed that the rest of us were missing. You'd look at them with their favorite pipe clenched between their teeth and it seemed they were calmer and more thoughtful. Any wonder that the pipe smoker has been a subject of interest to so many artists, and so ubiquitous a presence in depictions of hearth, home, grandpas with their grandkids, a day of fishing or an evening by the campfire, and so much more.
Well, I decided I'd try it for myself, and just in case it didn't work out, I chose a pipe that wouldn't cost very much. So I bought a Missouri Meerschaum Pony Express and a pouch of burley tobacco. Turned out to be the best investment I ever made. Eventually I graduated to many, and much more expensive, briar pipes. But none of them could equal my original enjoyment in the simple indulgence of that corn cob pipe, for cool smoking, good flavor, and an easy draw, not to mention affordability. I have racks of briars now that I have not used for many a year, and a whole passel of corn cob pipes of all sizes which are in regular use, lying at my elbow beside where I sit, waiting their turn...and amid them there lies that little Pony Express pipe that started it all