Wow i finally got my freehand cob in, and let me tell you.... I was not expecting this. This cob is huge i can sink my entire pinky down the bowl and not hit the bottom. I have really been wanting a giant type pipe for a long while now and with this bad boy i have satisfied 2 needs, a giant pipe and a good cob. The fact that this thing is so solid totally rocks, and the vulcanite steam just sets it off. I can say the wait(be that it sucked to wait as long as i did) was well worth this pipe. I cant wait to fire it up for the first time, though im at a totall loss an what to smoke in it being that the bowl is HUGE lol. Well now i guess i can count myself in the ranks of the cob heads cause after holding this one i already want more and have yet to even smoke it lol.