Vauen 5202 Sandblasted Egg Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked, 9mm, P-lip style stem [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.

This pipe needs a little explanation. Eagle-eyed watchers will likely note that this Vauen has a rather distinct stem – or rather, a distinct button on the end of the stem. That’s because this pipe has a mouthpiece that has been fashioned much like Peterson’s P-lip. It isn’t a replacement either; much like Savinelli and WDC, Vauen experimented in the 20th century with stems that operated in a similar manner to the P-lip, with the slot at the end of the stem being angled upwards, rather than horizontally. Like the P-lip, this means that smoke is directed at the top of the user’s mouth and not straight at the tongue, reducing the ‘bite’ that some blends cause.

As for the rest of the pipe, I’m quite frankly in love with the design. After all, it’s a Danish egg, one of my favorite shapes! Thanks to Danish masters such as Per and Ulf at S. Bang and Jess Chonowitsch, the egg has become a modern classic in pipe-making, and this Vauen version, with its slightly concave rim and gentle curvature, stands up there with the best of them.

This Vauen is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. It 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: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.80 / 20.32mm

Bowl Depth: 1.45″ / 36.83mm

Weight: 1.9oz / 56g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New