Being a longtime fan of our Corn Cob Pipes, General MacArthur sent schematics to Missouri Meerschaum for a custom pipe. Of course we obliged! The MacArthur 5-Star Corn Cob Pipe features a shortened tobacco chamber allowed for an easy smoke, the extended bowl made the pipe easy for the General to use as a pointer, and the long shank provides a cool smoking experience. When we sent him his creation, he was delighted and would rarely be seen in a photograph without it.
Call it a quirk if you will, but the General would burn a ring around the shank on every new pipe he received. When President Truman relieved MacArthur at the end of World War II, hundreds of sympathizers besieged us with orders for the iconic 5-Star MacArthur Corn Cob Pipe, and MacArthur’s creation became a legacy. Today we still burn a ring around the shank in his honor.
Straight Bit, Large, Deep, Conical-Shaped Natural Bowl, Non-filtered
Length: 9.5 in / 241.3 mm
Bowl height: 4.375 in / 111.125 mm
Chamber diameter: .75 in / 19.05 mm
Chamber depth: 2 in / 50.8 mm
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