Vauen 6886 Smooth Straight Pot 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.

We’ve received a few NOS (new old stock) Vauen pipes recently. It’s been a great time capsule into the Vauen pipes of old. One thing I’ve noticed, is that the older Vauen series – like this one – focused less on bold and ostentatious finishes, and more on simpler, classical designs. This included – as this Vauen does – using traditional stains that would highlight the quality of the briar underneath. This Vauen, for example, has some beautiful straight grain and cross grain patterns. That’s not to say that contemporary Vauen pipes are bad or poorly grained, but I suppose I’m partial to the classics. The shape of this one is a traditional – though broad in the German style – pot, with a silver collar and a flared stem. Curiously, this one also has an original P-lip style stem, rather than a standard fishtail. This was more common a practice in the 20th century than it is today, one that other makes, such as Hilson and Savinelli also explored.

This pipe is completely unsmoked, with an original bowl coating to help with the break-in process. It also comes with its original box and sleeve. The pipe is chambered for 9mm filters, such as Vauen’s own, as standard, but can be smoked without, and may accommodate an adapter of some variety for non-filtered use.



Length: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.84 / 21.33mm

Bowl Depth: 1.72″ / 43.68mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 48g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New