Vauen 3312 Smooth Chubby Apple Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked, 9mm [SOLD OUT]

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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.

Like Vauen’s shape 3311, there isn’t a name for the 3312. But, like the 3311 we previously listed, there is a Danish quality to this pipe that is quite evident. I’ve called this one a chubby apple, because that’s what it looks like to me, and there are certainly parallels between this and the pipes of masters such as Hans ‘Former’ Nielsen and Nanna Ivarsson. There’s also the flared stem, which is ostensibly a Danish shaping innovation. Anyway, the pipe is quite lovely, with a great hand-feel, and pretty nice grain, too.

This Vauen is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. There are a couple of spots on the bowl where fills have worn out, but these are superficial imperfections.

The pipe also comes with its original box and sleeve. As with most Vauen pipes, it is chambered for 9mm filters, such as Vauen’s own or Savinelli’s balsa filters. It should also accommodate some variety of adapter for non-filter use, if the user prefers.



Length: 5.8″ / 147.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.79 / 20.06mm

Bowl Depth: 1.53″ / 38.86mm

Weight: 2.3oz / 66g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New