The Missouri Meerschaum Marcus uses a similar bowl to the Mark Twain - a fairly large Dublin shape with a hardwood plug, nut with a longer shank, and a shorter, unfiltered black stem. The bowl is stained to give it an aged look and is a pleasure to clench. The Missouri Meerschaum Marcus only comes in a straight shank/stem and has a bright metal band on the shank for a striking appearance.
Please note: Because of a manufacturing issue with the metal band on the shank, the Missouri Meerschaum Marcus no longer includes the bands. A new picture will be posted shortly.