Without turning this into a physics lesson, let's make this short and sweet. The longer a pipe is, the harder it is to clench. The folks at Peterson know that a lot of people keep a pipe dangling from their mouth the whole time they're smoking, so they took some of their most popular shapes, shortened the shanks and stems to create the Peterson Short Pipes. The chamber and bowl size is normal, so you still get a good long smoke, but your jaw won't get tired as easily. The pipes feature a rock-like rustication in a tan and brown treatment and have bright metal bands and black vulcanite stems.