For those difficult, yet mandatory times when you just need a quick break from everyday life, there is no better pipe to turn than the inexpensive Pony Express. This slim cob pipe has a small bowl, which rarely gives more than a ten minute smoke, and usually shorter. Keep this pipe with you are work and pull it out when you just absolutely need a break.
Brand: Missouri Meerschaum
Model: Pony Express
Shape: Slim, Barrel-Shaped Bowl
Length: 4.96 in. / 126.07 mm.
Height: 1.75 in. / 44.65 mm.
Weight: 0.7 oz. / 20 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.26 in. / 32.11 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.26 in. / 32.17 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.64 in. / 16.38 mm.
Bowl Material: Corn Cob
Stem Material: Hard Plastic (propionate)
*Pipe measurements are approximate
**Pipe pictures are not of actual pipe you may receive
- Missouri Meerschaum Pipe
- Pony Express
- Slim, Barrel-d
- 4.5-5.0 in.
- 1.51-2.0 in.
- <1 oz
- Bowl Depth:
- 1.25-1.5 in.
- Bowl Inside Diameter:
- .50-.75 in.
- Filter Size:
- Bowl Material:
- Corn Cob
- Stem Material:
- One of a Kind:
I have several pipes that I like to use, but after I picked up a couple of these as "backups," I find myself reaching for them more and more. They're a great size to throw in a shirt, vest, or jacket pocket, are pretty tough due to the shorter stem, and are a nice size for a quick smoke between projects. I find it takes between 20 min and an hour to smoke a bowl depending on tobacco and how fast I'm puffing. It constantly smokes cool, also. This little pony isn't a beauty of a show piece, but it is a workhorse.
Mine came with a visible line running down the cob. After 3 smokes the line opened up into a crack running down the height of the bowl from the rim... seemed like a good little pipe to take to work for break time, but it didn't pan out.. think id grab a little devil instead if i was looking for a small cob again.
My cobs, all Pony Express except for the one Elf Cobbit, are used daily. I have four of these Pony Express pipes that I use, one per day, and I'll smoke a full bowl probably 6 +/- times per day on average. I can make a bowl in this pipe last from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how thick and heavy I keep the tobacco lit in the bowl. These cobs also don't holdover the flavor of a 'blend' you smoked the last time it was used in the rotation, so you can grab any of your old cobs, stuff them with some new blend you just got to try out, and you'll get the full flavor of that new blend and be able to make a very good decision about whether you want to keep it or not. I can't honestly say the same about briar pipes. Another reason I like these cobs so much is that they're easy to stuff in a shirt or pant pocket if I'm working in the yard or garden, and cheap enough in price that if one breaks I'm not out anything significant. Cobs also, at least personally, don't get nearly as warm or hot as most briars I've smoked or own. That's not to say they can't or don't get hot, but if you're taking your time smoking a bowl, a briar can still get plenty warm, but one of these cobs won't be anywhere near the same heat level. Cobs also look neater, after several months or years of being smoked, just because all the colors of the tobacco tars are seen so much easier on a light-colored pipe such as a cob. These pipes really aren't made to be reamed out when they start to get caked heavily...the cob by this time can be too brittle and come out in 'chunks' on the inside with the cake. This leads to another reason they don't last as long as a good briar...they already have a small(ish) bowl, but when they start to get caked well, that bowl gets to be a PITA trying to get a tamper into. Once you reach that point where the tamper gets tough pressing into the bowl, toss that ol' pipe and break out a new one. You got a year out of it at least, so no harm, no foul and no pain in the wallet. If you're the kind who is concerned about 'looks' with a pipe...then you're too shallow to be a friend of mine anyway, go get yourself more briars and be happy on the other end of the patio at the party while I stay on my end in my raggy oily, dirty jeans and leather vest (I'm an old saddle tramp biker of 40+ years out of the 59 I've been alive) and gray beard touching the top of my belly, heh heh.
Though small, the quality of a Missouri Meerschaum corncob makes for a great smoking experience.
I use corn pipes when I can’t smoke my briar pipes from rotation. This pipe is a convenient, great smoking tool.