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peteguy

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i assume this is not the popular corndog shape or is it? Any idea on when this shape was made?

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chasingembers

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That's the "Acorn " shape and can now only be found on the MM Cobbit Series Shire pipes.
Prior to the cobbits, that was their Great Dane egg.

 
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mso489

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I like churchwardens and other long stems, but I think I like the cob acorn bowl better with the shorter stem. It sets off the interesting shape better, to me. I'm ambivalent about theme pipes. I somewhat feel we are each our own themes and don't have to borrow, or I'm just cantankerous.
 

BROBS

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I like churchwardens and other long stems, but I think I like the cob acorn bowl better with the shorter stem. It sets off the interesting shape better, to me. I'm ambivalent about theme pipes. I somewhat feel we are each our own themes and don't have to borrow, or I'm just cantankerous.
SO YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE YOUR OWN GANDALF?
 

peteguy

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These older Cobs are much better made (at least to me). Beefier cob, much nicer stem, this one even has a nice gold band and not the tiny brass thing the newer ones have..
 

mso489

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Something went awry with the pipe cob crop about ten years ago and the bowls got quite puny, but since then, I think the crops have improved and the bowls have gotten bigger again. I think the poor years were a stretch of drought. My recent special edition pipes with acrylic stems have had good diameter bowls, deep too.
 

jonasclark

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Yes, "Great Dane" Egg. The early "Great Dane" pipes came in several shapes that were very, very vaguely Danish, but that soon switched to the Egg and Spool.
 

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