Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the 2015 Cobfoolery winners!

I’d like to begin this post by saying “thank you” once again to everyone who entered their modified corn cob pipes in the 2015 Aristocob Cobfoolery Contest. 


Our Profesional finalist's pipes were judged by an online popular vote.  The results are as follows: 

Professional, Classic Shape Category:

First Place: Dodif
For his spectacular "Cobalier" Dodif wins a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.   Additionally Dodif wins a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque.
See Dodif's winning entry here: The "Cobalier" corn cob pipe.

Runner-up: Chris Morgan
Chris wins second place for his "Cob Cigar" a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  
See Chris' winning entry here: "The Cob Cigar" corn cob pipe

Thirst Place: Dave Galehouse
For his "Shotgun Patriot" David wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.
See David's winning entry here: "The Shotgun Patriot" corn cob pipe

Professional, Freehand Category:


First Place: Dodif
For his "CRT", which stands for "Calabash Reverse Tyrollean pipe, Dodif wins a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.   Additionally Dodif wins a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque.
See Dodif's winning entry here: "The CRT" corn cob pipe

Runner-up: Basil Meadows
Basil wins second place for his "Blanket of Briar" a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  
See Basil's winning entry here: "Blanket of Briar" corn cob pipe.

Thirst Place: Chris Morgan
Chris wins third place for his "Hillbilly Smokebox" a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.  
See Chris' winning entry here: "Hillbilly Smokebox"  corn cob pipe.

The judges for the Amateur entries in the 2015 Cobfoolery contest were:



Amateur, Classic Shape Category:

First Place: LowPriceEdition
LowPriceEdition for his "McCalabash" pipe wwins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.  Add to that a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque.   
Runner-up: Shane Hill 
For his Devil Anse cob entry Shane wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  

Third Place: TrueDefenceChris
For his entry Chris wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.  

Amateur, Freehand/Fantasy Shape Category:

First Place: Shane Hill
For his Cob Cube 2.0 Shane wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus a $50 credit from Aristocob.com.  Add to that a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a custom laser engraved wood plaque.   
Runner-up: Proof4Enlightenment
Proof4Enlightenment wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $30 for being our first runner up, for a total of $40 in credit from Aristocob.com.  
Third Place: Wes Greer
For his Assassin's Pipe entry Wes wins a $10 credit for being a finalist plus $20 for placing third, for a total of $30 in credit from Aristocob.com.  

Congratulations to all of our WINNERS! 

Cast your vote for the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Cobfoolery Contest in the Professional Freehand and Classic Corn Cob Pipe Categories

It's time to cast your vote for the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Cobfoolery Contest in the Professional Freehand and Classic Corn Cob Pipe Categories!  We are thrilled to have so many amazing pipes entered this year by some truly talented pipemakers.




To cast your vote, follow this link: "The 2015 Cobfoolery Ballot" and select the one person in each of the two categories (Freehand and Classic) that you think deserves to be the winner of the grand prize award. Personally I biol it down to this simple question: "Which pipe would I most want to own?"

Voting will continue through Sunday October 4th and the winners of all the classes and categories will be announced here on the blog and on the Aristocob Youtube channel at http://www.Youtube.com/Aristocob

Here's a screenshot and a link to the submission video for each of the entries, in no particular order.  Click the green link beneath each photo to view their video entry.

Basil Meadows, Reddog Pipes 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand "The Blanket of Briar Cob"

Basil's pipes are available at www.RedDogPipes.com

I.b.Pipes Cobfoolery 2015 Pro Freehand

Ian Barnes Pipes 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand "Torched Cob Bamboo Warden"

Find Ian's pipes at www.ibpipes.com








Dodif 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand




Dodif Pipes 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Classic "The Cobalier"













Dodif Pipes 2015 Cobfoolery Freehand

Dodif Pipes 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand "The CRT"


Chris Morgan 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Classic
Chris Morgan 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Classic "The Cob Cigar"
Chris Morgan's pipes are available EVERYWHERE, but you can start at his site: www.morganpipes.com

Chris Morgan 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand "The Hillbilly Smokebox"

Find Chris Morgan pipes at www.morganpipes.com

Rick Black 2015 Cobfoolery Pro Freehand "The Stalk...ing Dead"

Rick Black pipes are available at www.rickblackpipes.com

Dave Galehouse 2015 Cobfoolery Freehand "The Art DecoCob"
Dave's pipes are available on ebay and on Instagram at stormcastlepipes
Dave Galehouse 2015 Cobfoolery Classic "The Shotgun Patriot"
Dave's pipes are available on ebay and on Instagram at stormcastlepipes
dhbillings 2015 Cobfoolery Freehand "The Charred MacArthur"

Daniel's pipes are available through his Etsy store: SmokyMountainPipes






The 2015 Cobfoolery Contest Amateur "Classic" Entries

Even though the Amateur classes are being judged by a jury I thought you might like to see all the entries.  We are thrilled to have had nine entries in the "Classic" shape category. The winners will be chosen and announced on Monday evening, October 5th on the Aristocob Youtube channel.  Click the pic to Biggie-Size it.


The 2015 Cobfoolery Contest Amateur "Freehand" Entries

Even though the Amateur classes are being judged by a jury I thought you might like to see all the entries.  We are thrilled to have had four entries in the "Freehand" shape category. The winners will be chosen and announced on Monday evening, October 5th on the Aristocob Youtube channel.  Click the pic to Biggie-Size it.


The 2015 Cobfoolery Contest is in its Last Week, but Oh, What a Week!

After posting a down-in-the-mouth video on Youtube a week or so back lamenting that there were so few entrants this year, I've been thrilled to see a small flood of video submissions.  To make it easier to locate the official videos I've created a playlist which you can view here:

Use the forward and reverse buttons to move from one video to the next, or click on the playlist link on the top left to be taken to the playlist on Youtube.

Annoucing the details of the 2015 Cobfoolery Pipe-Mod contenst!

Woohoo, it's Cobfoolery time!

This year (2015) the contest will run the entire month of September and we will have two classes: Pro and Amateur and two Categories: Classic and Freehand.

Your entry needs to feature a genuine Missouri Meerschaum corn cob chamber, while the balance of your pipe can be made of any other material including wood, metal, clay, plastic, glass, zucchini, fabric, snow crab or any other material you can concoct.

Unlike last year we will NOT be requiring the finalists to ship their pipes to us.  We heard from several folks from outside the USA last year and this requirement eliminated several of them due to delays they anticipated in shipping and in the various Customs departments. So to enter this year you'll need to post a video on Youtube showing off your entry and describing what you've done to modify and hopely improve your corn cob pipe.  Post your entry with the title "My entry in Aristocob's 2015 Cobfoolery Contest: (followed by your pipe's name).

For example, I made a pipe last year that I titled the "Pierced Ear", so if I were entering it in this year's contest I would title my video: "My entry in Aristocob's 2015 Cobfoolery Contest: "The Pierced Ear".  Make sense?  Good!

Your entry must be posted on Youtube by midnight September 30th, and beginning the week of October 1st we will announce the 6 finalists in each of the two classes and in the two catigories.

What can you win?

All of the 24 entrants whose pipes are selected as finalists will receive a $10 gift code which can be redeemed towards merchandise on www.Aristocob.com.

If your pipe is selected as one of the grand prize winners you will receive another $50 in Aristocob merchandise as well as a special limited addition pipe!

Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing what you can come up with.

Scott
email me at: aristocob@gmail.com



20 Chris Morgan / Missouri Meerschaum Reverse Calabash "CornWasp" pipes in one photo

CobfooleryI don't know about you, but one frustration that I have with buying pipes online is that you typically see a single photo of one pipe that is supposed to represent the pipe that you'll ultimately receive.  I understand why this is done, and we do it ourselves at Aristocob.com, but if you're going to spend $48 on a pipe, wouldn't it be nice to see a photo of the actual pipe first?

So with that thought we created the collage at right of all 20 of the Chris Morgan / Missouri Meerschaum Reverse Calabash "CobWasp" pipes that we have for sale.

Unfortunate I didn't have time to take 360deg pics, but I did snap a few more photos of random pipes from different angles that I hope will give you a better idea of what to expect.

Also, like most custom pipes these pipes are intended to be smoked unfiltered, but they feature a stock Missouri Meerschaum "Danish" stem, so they will accommodate a stock Medico filter. 

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A note from Chris Morgan, creator of the Chris Morgan / Missouri Meerscham "CornWasp" Reverse Clabash pipe


Beginning July 4th 2015 we (Aristocob.com) will be offering for sale the last 20 Chris Morgan designed, Missouri Meerschaum made Reverse Calabash "CornWasp" pipes. Watch the video at the bottom of this post for more details how to get your hands on one of these beauties.  Here's a little background from Chris Morgan himself: 

I've been a professional pipemaker since 2006, but before this project, I had never thought about the widespread acceptance of corncob pipes. 

Scott Markwood and I started speaking during his 2013 Cobfoolery contest. I was asked to judge the amateur division as well as compete in the Pro contest. I ended up taking second place with my Reverse Calabash "CornWasp". Scott loved the shape so much that he wanted me to make one for him. Out of respect for Missouri Meerschaum, I made one for Phil Morgan as well. Over the next year or so, the three of us spoke about how best to bring this shape to market as the very first collaboration MM has ever done with another maker or company. I am so honored to have worked with Phil and Scott on this project. What you see here is the culmination of 150 years of corncob pipe technology blended with the innovation I strive for in my handmade pipes. 

There were 223 pipes made in one production run. The pipes available here are the very last 20 Limited Edition CornWasps available.   

The CornWasp was not an easy project to realize. Much labor and planning was required in design as well as manufacture. I really think that the workers at MM couldn't have done a better job on these. I want to thank Missouri Meerschaum, and Scott Markwood for their hard work and friendship over the past few years. 

Chris Morgan 

www.morganpipes.com

(408) 600-0524