I have not posted anything about any of my cobs i own so i thought i would show off my latest cob purchase. When i first started smoking pipes , i smoked cobs. I even got into doing some cob customizing before i got into refurbishing/restoring and collecting briar pipes.
I recently ordered me some Stokkebye PS-83 Amsterdam Blend ( Dark Fired Kentucky and Va. blend ) so i thought i would pick me up a new Missouri Meerschaum Cobbit “Shire” Corn Cob Pipe. Being a fan of cobs and the “Lord of Rings” books it seemed like a good idea.
I love certain blends in a cob pipe and smoke them often while I’m working outside ,mowing or some such.If you have never had Carter Hall in a cob with a cup of coffee then you don’t know what you are missing .
I wanted a fancier one for the when I’m at home relaxing and the “Shire” caught my eye. It’s like a small cob Churchwarden.
I read a few reviews about people saying the stem was not that good and were loose fitting . I found the stem OK to me , it did have some rough edges but that was fixed easily with a little wet sanding and some passes with a yellow and white buffing pad. Took me about 10 minutes work. As far as the stem fitting loose, mine was not. In fact mine was too tight so i put a coat off bee’s wax on the tenon. I also coated the bottom of the bowl with carbon/syrup to prevent tasting the nasty birch shank while breaking it in.
Missouri Meerschaum “Shire”
The pipe is non filter with a hardwood plug bottom shaped and tapered. So its not a sitter. Its not a good clencher , its a sit back and relax pipe and that was just what i was looking for. It feels excellent in the hand. I have a very expensive Vauen Churchwarden that i smoke only on special occasions but this one being low cost and practical i can smoke it anytime and often.
The PS Amsterdam is a excellent in it (in fact i may post a review on that tobacco).
All and all I’m very happy with the Cobbit and if you are a fan of cobs , pick one up i think you will like it.
The also have larger size “Wizard” and a smaller size “Dwarf” . The “Shire” is the medium size of the three.