What Is It About a Cob?

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hawky454

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Feb 11, 2016
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I enjoy cobs but rarely choose one over a briar. I think a lot of people like the open draw that cobs provide, I do too, which is why I’ve opened up 90% of my briars to Rick Newcombe’s specs. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It can be tricky to learn how to do it at first, you aren’t just opening up the stummel, you also have to open the stem from both ends as well and that can be a learning curve and it’s time consuming but for me, nothing beats a briar with an open draw (it’s the first thing I do when I get a new pipe). If you are going to do it, practice on old pipes you wouldn’t mind losing.
 
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Seamaster

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Hi everyone from the UK. First post here. Just getting back into pipe smoking after a break of many years.

I bought an MM Legend and a pack of St Bruno on something of a whim recently, thinking if this still holds no appeal, there's no major sunk cost. But what a revelation. As others above have commented, when I think what I spent on briars back in the day, this cheap little pipe has them all beat for pennies.

In the days since I have been researching the hell out of MM and cobs, and think I'll be adding a Dagner Poker and a Country Gent to get something of a rotation going.

There's something cheerily life affirming to find MM still in business, and apparently thriving, God bless them!
 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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Hi everyone from the UK. First post here. Just getting back into pipe smoking after a break of many years.

I bought an MM Legend and a pack of St Bruno on something of a whim recently, thinking if this still holds no appeal, there's no major sunk cost. But what a revelation. As others above have commented, when I think what I spent on briars back in the day, this cheap little pipe has them all beat for pennies.

In the days since I have been researching the hell out of MM and cobs, and think I'll be adding a Dagner Poker and a Country Gent to get something of a rotation going.

There's something cheerily life affirming to find MM still in business, and apparently thriving, God bless them!
Welcome aboard from Central Kentucky!
 

username

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Dec 24, 2014
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I mostly smoke burley based blends lately and they seem to smoke better in a cob but I also agree it could all just be in my head.
 
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