Like many I have pipes for smoking at home, and pipes for sticking in a pocket on my way out the door. For the former, I tend to favor my Churchwardens; for the latter, it's often whichever pipe at hand happens to be the shortest. In this Vauen, we're offered both: a fat paneled Apple with both a full-length Churchwarden stem and a short, tapered number for when things call for a pipe that's handier. On top of that, the chamber is of meerschaum, providing a purer flavor, and rendering this briar essentially burn-out proof.
- Eric N. Squires