The "Missouri Meerschaum" company, based in the state of Missouri in the U.S., has been making corn cob pipes since 1869. With its 150 years of know-how, it is the oldest corn pipes manufacturer in the world. These pipes are made from a genuine corn cob, that has been hollowed-out. Entirely handmade, corn cob pipes are particularly smooth to smoke, while being light and affordable. Some smokers will use corn cob pipes to try out a new tobacco or to enjoy a different kind of smoking experience.