Reed stem cobs

Pipe and other hardware related discussions
Post Reply
User avatar
micah
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Arkansas
Contact:

Reed stem cobs

Post by micah » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:43 pm

Anyone tried them?
I'm about to order a couple from Jerry Riggs and was wondering....

User avatar
mountainman
Order of the Purple Moon
Order of the Purple Moon
Posts: 6399
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: The Republic of Texas
Contact:

Post by mountainman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:45 pm

I have a reed stemmed clay that I like very much.
:pipe3: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.

User avatar
Del
Hacked by Kellyanne Conway
Hacked by Kellyanne Conway
Posts: 35631
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Madison, WI
Contact:

Post by Del » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:16 pm

A classic pipe. Mark Twain enjoyed a reed-stemmed cob among his collection.

Can you give us a link? I'd like to see one.
"Utter frogshit from start to finish." - Onyx

"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." - Eph 4

User avatar
mountainman
Order of the Purple Moon
Order of the Purple Moon
Posts: 6399
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: The Republic of Texas
Contact:

Post by mountainman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:19 pm

AFAIK Riggs doesn't have a web site, all is through the mail.
:pipe3: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.

User avatar
tuttle
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 11977
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Middle-west
Contact:

Post by tuttle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:50 pm

mountainman wrote:I have a reed stemmed clay that I like very much.
I saw a reed stemmed clay at Missouri Town today (MO Town is a small town in a park recreating Missourah livin in 1855...)
"You're my kind of stupid" -Mal Reynolds

"Better to die cheerfully with the aid of a little tobacco, than to live disagreeably and remorseful without." -CS Lewis

The Reformation Drinking Song

User avatar
mountainman
Order of the Purple Moon
Order of the Purple Moon
Posts: 6399
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: The Republic of Texas
Contact:

Post by mountainman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:10 pm

tuttle wrote:
mountainman wrote:I have a reed stemmed clay that I like very much.
I saw a reed stemmed clay at Missouri Town today (MO Town is a small town in a park recreating Missourah livin in 1855...)
The bowl I have was made around the turn of the century, and sold through www.pipeshoppe.com. You just have to make sure that the stem is in there tight or the bowl might fall off. Though if you do break one replacing it isn't a bit deal, they're all of $10.00
:pipe3: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.

User avatar
micah
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Arkansas
Contact:

Post by micah » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:33 pm

I'll take a pic of the brochure when I get home and post it here.

User avatar
micah
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Arkansas
Contact:

Post by micah » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:05 pm

Sorry for the quality. Pics were taken with my phone.
I don't know if the reed will offer any more "quality" to the smoke, but maybe a little more authenticity. If nothing else, they look better with the cob, IMO, than the yellowish stem.
Image
Image

User avatar
Del
Hacked by Kellyanne Conway
Hacked by Kellyanne Conway
Posts: 35631
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Madison, WI
Contact:

Post by Del » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:20 pm

So.... sticking reeds into Missouri Meerschaum bowls!!!!!

Cute. but I'll stick with my lucite Forever Stem.
"Utter frogshit from start to finish." - Onyx

"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." - Eph 4

User avatar
Jocosoe
Congregation
Congregation
Posts: 210
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Moonbase Alpha

Post by Jocosoe » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:43 pm

I can't relate™.
..prepare to be ostracized-TNLP


"I say, Wos: are ypou available for cabaret or kids' parties?" - huddsbaggie

User avatar
micah
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Arkansas
Contact:

Post by micah » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:48 am

Jocosoe wrote:I can't relate™.
We aren't allowing new people to register because of trolls, but this is tollerated? Someone can't delete this moron?
If you don't have something to add to the thread that isn't anything more than a three year old would do, please get lost.
Ya, I know you will probably just post that again... You might want to go take a look at yourself in the mirror and repeat.... moron, moron, moron

Now for the ones that have reached puberty. Yep. The forever stems are supposed to be awesome. I hope to get one someday. I just thought this might give a person a little more of a feel of how it was to smoke a cob from years ago. Gonna give it a try. I kinda like the looks as well. I can just see my great, great grandfather sitting around the campfire after whooping some yankee's butt and reliving the battle with his Confederate brothers.

User avatar
mountainman
Order of the Purple Moon
Order of the Purple Moon
Posts: 6399
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: The Republic of Texas
Contact:

Post by mountainman » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:37 am

micah wrote:I can just see my great, great grandfather sitting around the campfire after whooping some yankee's butt and reliving the battle with his Confederate brothers.
I like this. My great great grandpa would have been right there with yours!
:pipe3: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.

User avatar
FlyCruiser
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 2696
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:00 pm
Location: Tennessee
Contact:

Post by FlyCruiser » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:50 am

I have made a few reed stemmed corn cob pipes and do enjoy them. it took all of ten minutes sitting by the wood burning stove in the hunting cabin. I just need to find some bigger cobs next time. The one i made smokes half a flake just fine.

How does one get in touch with that guy selling them? I like the country gentleman pipe he is selling.
Wesley

"I'll take on all you sissies w/ one hand tied behind my back!" -Dennisthemenace

User avatar
nosferatu
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 4880
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Asheville, NC

Post by nosferatu » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:17 am

I am curious about these myself!
"I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us."
-Anne Lamott

User avatar
dennisthemenace
Gentleman of the Briar and Tiny Tim Wannabe
Gentleman of the Briar and Tiny Tim Wannabe
Posts: 4549
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:00 pm
Location: Fort Wayne, IN USA
Contact:

Post by dennisthemenace » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:44 pm

My younger son and I each have a couple of his Missouri Pride bowled reed stemmed pipes. We both really like the way they smoke. Jerry is also a heck of a nice guy.
Your Humble and Obedient Servant,

Dennis

With pipe and book at close of day, Oh, what is sweeter? mortal say. - Richard Le Gallienne

User avatar
A_Morley
Cardinal Uncle Nacho
Cardinal Uncle Nacho
Posts: 10454
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Reed stem cobs

Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:34 pm

All of the reed stems I've encountered were of bamboo. What I would like to know is if there are any other suitable reeds for pipe stem fabrication? What would be your nominations?
His Eminence
Cardinal of CPS

User avatar
dennisthemenace
Gentleman of the Briar and Tiny Tim Wannabe
Gentleman of the Briar and Tiny Tim Wannabe
Posts: 4549
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:00 pm
Location: Fort Wayne, IN USA
Contact:

Re: Reed stem cobs

Post by dennisthemenace » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:13 pm

Jerry's corn cob pipes have bamboo reed stems. I think that the clays I've seen have river reed stems. I have one stuck in the bowl of my Mr Brog Old Army model that the plastic mouthpiece broke. I was too cheap to have one made that would've been more $ than the pipe cost.
Your Humble and Obedient Servant,

Dennis

With pipe and book at close of day, Oh, what is sweeter? mortal say. - Richard Le Gallienne

User avatar
Jocosoe
Congregation
Congregation
Posts: 210
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Moonbase Alpha

Re:

Post by Jocosoe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:43 pm

micah wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:48 am
Jocosoe wrote:I can't relate™™.
We aren't allowing new people to register because of trolls, but this is tollerated? Someone can't delete this moron?
If you don't have something to add to the thread that isn't anything more than a three year old would do, please get lost.
Ya, I know you will probably just post that again... You might want to go take a look at yourself in the mirror and repeat.... moron, moron, moron

Now for the ones that have reached puberty. Yep. The forever stems are supposed to be awesome. I hope to get one someday. I just thought this might give a person a little more of a feel of how it was to smoke a cob from years ago. Gonna give it a try. I kinda like the looks as well. I can just see my great, great grandfather sitting around the campfire after whooping some yankee's butt and reliving the battle with his Confederate brothers.
I can't relate™.
..prepare to be ostracized-TNLP


"I say, Wos: are ypou available for cabaret or kids' parties?" - huddsbaggie

Post Reply