New for 2015 the Rattrays Cave pipes make use of, one of the many techniques used for a dry smoke. How the Rattrays system works is very similar to that of other manufactures, by adding a small moisture trap in the shank. This reservoir collects any condensed moisture from the burning tobaccos, but also any “smokers juices” that run back down the stem. This helps overcome the problems some smokers who like to hang the pipe from their mouth while smoking. For those who are wet smokers, the army style stem allows the stem to be removed mid smoke and mopped dry with a pipe cleaner.