As corn cobs go, there is no better model than the Country Gentleman from Missouri Meerschaum. These pipes are made from corn cobs that are grown specifically for use as a smoking instrument and produces an outstanding tool for any bowl of favorite tobacco. Preferred by those who spend their blissful puffing moments in pursuit of activities not conducive to an actual briar, but refuse to settle for less than a great smoke (tackle box, golf bag, tool belt, truck cab, etc). These inexpensive gems won't last forever however they are easily replaced. We advise buying a dozen and give them to your friends when they want to try a pipe too!