Being a longtime fan of our Corn Cob Pipes, General MacArthur sent schematics to Missouri Meerschaum for a custom pipe. Of course we obliged!
The MacArthur 5-Star Corn Cob Pipe features a shortened tobacco chamber, which allowed for an easy smoke, the extended bowl makes the pipe easy to use as a pointer, and the long shank provides a cool smoking experience. All appreciated by the General!
When we sent him his creation, he was delighted and would rarely be seen in a photograph without it. Call it a quirk if you will, but the General would burn a ring around the shank on every new pipe he received.
When President Truman relieved MacArthur in 1951 during the Korean War, hundreds of sympathizers besieged us with orders for the iconic 5-Star MacArthur Corn Cob Pipe, and MacArthur’s creation became a legacy.
Today we still burn a ring around the shank in his honor. This pipe comes non-filtered with a straight black bit.
Due to the nature of the corn cobs themselves, you may notice some chipping on the top edge of your pipe. This is perfectly normal and won’t in any way affect the way your pipe smokes. The chips only add to the charm and character of your corn cob pipe. Enjoy!
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