Vauen Kingwood 48 Smooth 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.

The Kingwood is not a line produced by Vauen anymore, as far as I was able to discern. But, as it has Vauen’s weißer Punkt (‘white dot’), which marks Vauen’s higher end pipes, it is safe to say that this was once a rather pricey model. This is also evident from the fiery mixture of flame grain and bird’s-eye patterns on its stummel, which has a remarkable sheen to it. The name of the line, by the way, refers both to its high grade aspect and to the exotic wood accent it has banding its shank.

Despite being out of production for quite a while, 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. The pipe, like most Vauens, is chambered for 9mm filters, but adapters can be purchased that will allow it to be smoked without one. Personally, I like to keep at least a couple of filter pipes in my rotation, for those days when my mouth needs a rest, but the pipe nevertheless calls me…



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.85 / 21.59mm

Bowl Depth: 1.42″ / 36.06mm

Weight: 2.2oz / 64g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New