So after the replies I got yesterday, I decided to go to my local tobacconist and I picked up this Missouri Meerschaum and some proper tobacco and it's a completely different experience. I really like the pipe, and good tobacco, is well, just good haha. This might be a stupid question, but if I end up not liking the light corn cob color could I paint it or stain it dark? Just wondering. Love how it smokes though.