Vauen 3311 Smooth Straight Brandy Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked, 9mm

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Vauen stems from Germany’s oldest tobacco pipe manufacturing company, tracing its roots back to the founding partnership of Karl Ellenberger and Carl August Ziener in Nuremberg, 1848. Out of the Ellenberger-Ziener partnership soon came the Vauen make itself, which grew to become Germany’s largest and most enduring pipe brand – a title that it continues to hold to this day.

This is what I would call a German pipe, and that would not be to disparage it. Certain countries have distinct national styles of pipe design associated with them – think the classical shapes of England and France, the avant-garde stylings of mid-century Denmark, or the post-traditional workshop ethos of Italy – and the German style appears to be stout, muscular pipes that can take a kicking from the hottest aromatic blends while looking good doing it. That’s not to say that German pipes, like this short, chubby brandy from Vauen, can only smoke aromatic mixtures – far from it – but it is to say that they are well engineered smoking machines from a country renowned for its solid industrial design.

This Vauen is unsmoked, with an original bowl coating from the factory. It also comes with its original box and sleeve. As a German pipe, it is drilled to accommodate 9mm filters as standard, but as it is a simple, straight pipe, it would likely accommodate a non-filter adapter if the owner wishes. It is entirely up to them.



Length: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.80 / 20.32mm

Bowl Depth: 1.67″ / 42.41mm

Weight: 2.2oz / 64g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New