Most smokers equate the corn cob pipe with an inexpensive pipe. While it’s true that dollar for dollar the corn cob smoking pipe will give you the best smoke for your money, there’s more to the corn cob pipe than its low cost. By now you likely know the of history of how Washington, Missouri became known as the “Corn Cob Pipe Capital of the World.” But do you know about all the famous people throughout history who have preferred corn cob smoking pipes to any other?
General Doulas MacArthur was often seen standing tall and proud with a long stemmed corn cob pipe hanging from his mouth. Perhaps the General (straight or bent stem) corn cob pipe was named with General MacArthur in mind. This corn cob smoking pipe has an extra-large bowl and filter chamber in the stem for Medico filters. Of course, one doesn’t have to be a military strategist to recognize the efficiency and smooth flavor of corn cob smoking pipes. You can be the creative type too! Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was a prime example of someone who enjoyed the easy smoke of a corn cob smoking pipe. Did Mr. Clemens enjoy a corn cob smoking pipe like the Country Gentleman, with its filter, large bowl, and distinctive look, or did he prefer the unfiltered pipe with large conical bowl of the Freehand style, for a nice, long smoke? We may never know, but rest assured, Mark Twain loved his corn cob pipes!
Look over the list of famous corn cob pipe smokers and you will find that you’re in great company! What’s that? Even the cartoon hero Popeye smoked a corn cob pipe? While no one wants to be compared to a cartoon figure, you have to admit Popeye was a smart man. He knew the key to living life included three necessities: romance, spinach (okay, perhaps we can skip that one) and smoking from a corn cob pipe!
So what makes people choose a corn cob smoking pipe when there are other types of pipes available? There is no ‘break in’ period required when using a corn cob smoking pipe. That, along with the low cost of the corn cob pipe makes it a great pipe for any beginner. But don’t be fooled. The corn cob smoking pipe is not for beginner smokers alone. You can be an experienced smoker and still prefer the corn cob pipe for its clean, cool and dry smoke.
If you look strictly at cost, you’ll find there are several advantages to owning the corn cob pipe. For one, if you lose it or damage it, you won’t have to spend weeks saving up to buy a replacement. In fact, the low cost of corn cob smoking pipes makes it easy to have a few pipes lying around. This leads us to the next reason for owning a corn cob pipe (or several, as you will see). Many smokers prefer to have a different corn cob smoking pipe for different tobaccos. That’s right, this inexpensive method, a different corn cob pipe for each tobacco, prevents flavors from becoming blended. You’ll never ruin an expensive or favored tobacco with that one bad tobacco someone gave you as a gift!
Let’s be practical for a moment too… there’s nothing saying you can’t own corn cob smoking pipes AND other pipes at the same time. Each type of pipe has its own character and purpose. If you’re worried about losing an expensive pipe while traveling, turn to a corn cob smoking pipe. If a friend is interested in trying a pipe, keep the corn cob pipe in mind as a gift. From General MacArthur to Mark Twain, you’re in good company when you choose a corn cob smoking pipe!