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

7 comments:

  1. Posting to enter the contest, these pipes look great! Thanks for the opportunity! Jonny D

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  3. Great great guy Chris is! And thanks for the drawings Scott! Great idea on this PR "stunt," I never even knew of this blog:/ it worked for one at least!

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    1. The CobWasp was a very expensive pipe for MM to produce, so everyone involved (Chris, MM, Aristocob) are doing this more for the love of cobs than anything else. I may not be making much money on the CobWasp, but there's more than one way to make this worth my while. You just have my number today, don't you? :)

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