Grabbed this from ebay a few weeks ago and came recently from Slovenia. Just a small vest pocket, um excuse me ... overall pocket. Was never smoked but the stem was very grayish from age and a few itty-bitty teeth scratches from where somebody played with it. Ran cleaners thru it and they came out still bright white. A slight scratch shows it is briar or sort. Never had a new new pipe except MM's. I'm plum tickled with it so far.