Meerschaum Depot Pocket Pipes use a classic way to make them easier to carry. At one time, military men would often smoke pipes with tapered tenons to allow them to take the pipe apart while it was still warm without damaging the stem since they might have to jump into battle at any minute. These pipes use the same concept but with a difference. The tapered tenon part of the stem is encapsulated in metal and there's a metal cap on the shank. This will allow quick disassembly while also protecting the shank from cracking. If you want to enjoy a full-sized pipe that's easy to carry with you, a Meerschaum Depot Pocket Pipe is the ideal answer.