Everything sounds fancier if you translate it into French - even the Germans agree. Thus has German pipe maker Vauen dubbed this series the "Laiton" - French for "brass", thus making it sound that much more alluring to any and all non-francophones. Granted, I think the series would do just fine by just about any name, as the combination of handsome brass accents and a rich, warm finish is plenty attractive in its own right. In this example, we find it presented in the form of one of Vaeun's most delightfully smooth and supple shapes, the "73" bent Egg.
- Eric N. Squires