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  1. keith929

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    Missouri Meerschaum and Cornell & Diehl have collaborated to produce two new cobs. They are being sold on Smoking Pipes website. I just snagged two for myself. I am sure they will sellout fast since the price is right.

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    What's the stem on those? What sold me on the MM/Dagner collaboration was the acrylic stem.

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    They both sport an acrylic Stem.

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    Keith, thanks for the update. I'll check them out.

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    A comfortable mouthpiece of Italian acrylic, for that international flavor.

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    The price, weight and capacity are right.

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    Yeah I bought one of each of them as soon as I saw the email. I've been wanting to buy an acrylic stem for a cob or two but when I saw these for $19.20 I had to get them.

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    I have yet to try smoking a cob. I have been reading up a bit and it seems like a few cobs would make great fishing pipes. There seems to be negative experiences with the plastic stems they come with? m referring to MM cobs. After some research I don’t think I’d get any other cob. Any advice on stems for cobs and possibly finish?

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    I sure don't need another pipe, but these are singing my tune. If you're new to pipe smoking, and you are building a rotation of pipes, you need these.

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    As long as you can not chomp down too hard, the stems as they are hold up fine. A softie solves the problem in any case. Yes, the stems are cheap, but what do you want for a cheap pipe that nonetheless smokes as well as an expensive pipe?

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    Looks like a great collaboration. I may have to pick one up, even though acrylic isn't my favorite choice of stem material. I do like the way it looks on these. They did a nice job!

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    Got the Towne Cobbler. Thanks for the heads up.

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    If the stems are as small as the Dagner, just too small for me.

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    I dig the stems, but the bowls' finish just isn't my thing. When it comes to cobs, I prefer the natural 'finish'. I hear they smoke a wee bit cooler too (although the difference might be negligible).

    Amisk, there's also Old Dominion. MM and OD are the only cob manufacturers I'd buy from. I've one MM cob, and 5 more pipes from MM are en route (three cobs and two of their Ozark hardwood pipes—which I've heard good things from them and can't wait to try).

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    The natural finish completely changes the tobacco. I'm assuming you mean with no plaster of Paris, olkofri. Way to much breathing going on. I've got a cob with the C&D Style finish and never had any weird taste or extremely hot smokes. Now Aristicob's Rusticob? That damn pipe took me a year to break it in. Now it's one of the best smoking pipes I have. But it tasted like paint forever.

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    Hmm, now you're tempting me to buy one of those new, swarthy cobs. Grrr.

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    +1 on the Charles Towne Cobbler

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    Thanks for the info olkofri. I’ll check out OD.

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    Awesome collaboration between C&D and M/M companies! I have the Dagner poker already and love the stem on it.
    I want both of these new pipes, but the second pipe with the bent stem is very appealing.
    I wonder if it is a limited run, and exclusive to smokingpipes. or if we can also find them at other tobacconists?

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    Just watched the accompanying video, and more shapes are coming in this line.

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    Okay, what the hell. $18 with my VIP discount, got the Charles Towne Cobbler, and a tin of Dreams of Kadath.

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    One of the selling points for me is they are designed to be used without a filter. There is no necking down in the stem to accommodate a filter which should lead to a better draw.

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    I've never seen an MM with a bad draw filtered or not. Nice open draw on all that I have. In some cases, better than upper grade briars I have.

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    I have eight Missouri meerschaums, and I love every one of them. Next on my radar is a Dagner poker I saw at the tobacconist.

    One thing I noticed is that the Dagner is advertised as having a hardwood shank, but the item I saw had the regular pine shank. No biggie, but I think a hardwood shank would be an improvement, in looks alone and probably in smoking qualities.

    I will be collecting all of these C&D cobs as well, those are sharp pipes.

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    The Charles Towne Cobbler is sold out already! I hope they will restock this line down the road.

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    Talk about marketing success!

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    My bent Charles Towne Cobbler has shipped. I'm sure they'll get in more.

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    Not a big fan of the barrel shaped cobs, but I'll have to see what my Charles Towne looks like. If all else fails, I'll have a nifty red stem for another cob.

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    I found it cool that they went through old catalogues of the company to find the shape for the Cobbler. Excited to see what else they have in store.

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    I just got mine in and they are awesome. Very heavy duty. Also they designed it so the wooden block in the bottom meets with the bottom of the draft hole. So no need to mud up the bottom of your cobs like some people do.

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    I received the bent billiard yesterday. I am a cob guy, but very impressed by this one. Very sturdy and the stem is heads above the usual MM cob. I can easily imagine buying more of these down the road. By the way, I ordered Friday afternoon PST and SPC got it out the door asap and I received it in California with the Monday mail.

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    I got mine, breaking it in with some Dark Star.

    Embers, have you tried Kadath yet?

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    Fitzy I had my cigar ash ready and then noticed how well the bottom of the chamber was built. It's a fine smoking pipe.

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    Embers, have you tried Kadath yet?

    Hasn't arrived yet. Delivery delayed for some reason.

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    Hope you like it. Damn good stuff.

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    My Carolina Gent arrived yesterday--very pleased. Has a great feel and I really dig the brick red stem + band. Neat little pipe. Am very curious to see what other styles they come up with in the future.

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  37. ray47

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    Got my bent CG Cobbler yesterday. I like the way they configured the bottom hardwood plug. No need for pipe mud for sure. I hope in the future they come out with a Natural bowl.

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    Perdurabo I'm breaking mine in with some Butera Dark Stoved. mmmmm sweet and delicious.

    Ray I prefer this style bowl as they are usually for me more durable than the natural bowls. Those natural bowls tend to flake on me.

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    Just found out that mine took a detour through Alabama for some reason.

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    @fitzy. Yes the Natural bowls do flake but I've not noticed it to be a problem with the Naturals I own. Most of my 45 cobs are Naturals and I like that they don't heat up like the plastered bowls. Hope your enjoying your new MM/C&D cob.

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    @ray47. I gotcha.

    Anyone else getting wetness/gurgling? I rarely have that problem with a cob but both of these are wet smokers.

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    I haven't noticed a gurgling in my new cob, but that doesn't mean it won't happen. I've smoked 10 bowls thru the cob but the blends I smoked are not known to gurgle in any pipe. I tend to stay away from so called Wet Blends.

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    @fitzy. Here's a current thread on Wet Smoking Pipes.

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/cure-your-wet-smoking-pipe

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    Thanks Ray I'll check it out.

    Yeah I've been smoking that dark stoved which is a dry stoved virginia so I was kind of surprised I was getting a little gurgling on both pipes.

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    Yep mine gurlgled yesterday. Pipe cleaner fixed it. Today I occasionally stuck a pipe cleaner down it and got no gurgle. It's the stem. The only other cob I've had that gurgles is my Morgan. I drilled the stem out on that one and it stopped.

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    Speaking of wet blends, my last batch of Haunted Bookshop was dry as shit, but it leaves a wet chamber in every cob I smoke it in. Not so much in my meer or briars.

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    These are back in stock on Smoking Pipes. I ordered the Charles Towne Cobbler and my first tin of Black Frigate.

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    and my first tin of Black Frigate.
    Welcome aboard the Black Frigate matey! Put on your eyepatch and don't scratch your pistachios with your hook, and you'll be just fine! Haha, seriously though, it's a fantastic blend, and I bet you'll love it.

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    ^^ Haha, thanks, Anthony! I've read the reviews and I'm stoked to try it!

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    I like the stems, but don't like the dark stain.

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Just to also up to date with the cob fashion I also bought one ....
    The Elf Cobbit :)

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    i just got my first pipe on Christmas and was a MM Rob Roy . And i love it . It seems the more i smoke that pipe the sweeter it is

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    Hmmmm. I'm glad I just put in March's order or else the wife might be mad I got another one. The Carolina Gent is really looking good right now.

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    I have collected approx 20 briars in my pipe smoking career thus far. I get around to smoking them all though I developed favorites. I smoke mainly 1 aro blend (lanes BCA, Lanes RPL6 and lanes 1Q mixed in almost equal parts). I do enjoy english/orientals about 3 times a week. About 2 weeks ago I got a MM legend. Well folks, for a mostly one blend, aro smoking young codger, it was amazing. Cool... Dry.... hardly a drop of moisture on the pipe cleaner after a bowl. Amazing. Now, I have to say I am glad I learned on briar. I don’t think I would have developed the patience and cadence I have if I started on a cob. I’m still a little shocked about how dry they smoke and how amazingly functional they are. I ordered a country gent which somehow smoked a little better than the legend. The price is great too. I don’t really see them as disposable per say. The ones with the hardwood plugs seem to last folks a while. In any case I’ll be buying cobs a couple times a year because I want to support MM and I do love getting new pipes in the mail. I live in northern Canada so the shipping from MM is more than the cost of most of their pipes! So worth it.

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    When I ordered the new reverse calabash cob last week, I added a few other cobs to my cart, including a couple Rob Roy pipes. I realize they're just gussied up flat bottomed Washington and Legend pipes, but I like them a lot. Before I was just a guy with a cob pipe, but now I'm a member of an exclusive club

    And I'm keeping an eye on the MM site hoping to snag one of those red stemmed beauties.

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    Just a heads up, these Charles Towne Cobbler are back in stock, I know they have been out for at least a month or two that I've been checking. Just picked one up today!

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    Thanks, buck. I placed an order, too.

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    I have one MM cob with a softie over the plastic stem, but my others were either bought with acrylic or Vulcanite stems or equipped with Forever acrylic stems. Just my preference. Once I have those, MM's are no longer disposable pipes. They improve over time and are masters for Americana burley blends of different types. The softie on the stem is okay but it is more to keep up with for cleaning, for me. It's all personal. You want it just the way you like it, however that is.

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    I own one of each and they are both excellent smokers. I highly suggest these pipes to those who love cobs. Cheers!

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    Curl: No problem, enjoy!

    mso489: Agreed, but Forever is not currently taking new orders last I checked and I don't know other good sources that are known to specifically fit MM, you?

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