Vauen Select 373 Rusticated Bent Egg 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.

Those of you who are not familiar with Vauen pipes might be thinking something like, ‘what’s with the white spot on the stem? Doesn’t Dunhill own that?’ To which I say: welcome to the complex world of international intellectual property law. Anyway, to us both the trouble of a lecture in the minutiae of transnational commerce, Vauen now uses their white dot (they call it a ‘dot,’ or Punkt, not a ‘spot’) for their higher-end lines, which are mostly sold in Europe. This pipe is from Vauen’s Select line, which, as might be gathered, is such a line, complete with silver trimmings. The shape is rather Danish, being quite like the iconic Danish egg associated with Jess Chonowitsch and Hans Former Nielsen, but is a little more full in the hand, as German pipes often are.

The pipe is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. The pipe also comes with its original box and sleeve. The pipe is chambered for 9mm filters, such as those sold by Vauen, or balsa filters, such as those sold by Savinelli.



Length: 5.2″ / 132.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.79 / 20.06mm

Bowl Depth: 1.74″ / 44.19mm

Weight: 2.0oz / 58g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New