Vauen: Kira Sandblasted (530) (9mm)
Product Number: 002-457-5367
A take on the classic Cherrywood, Vauen's "30" design fittingly pairs a cylindrical bowl to an angled shank and downturned stem, with the transition raised to help define the shape's flattened heel. Drilled to accommodate a 9mm filter, the shank is on the stouter side, matching the bowl's thick insulating walls, and the hearty bowl both houses a generous chamber and caters well to wrapped fingers.
Introduced in 2021, the Kira line presents Vauen shapes in a rich contrast stain, requiring an intensive process of staining and sanding to finish the stummel in two distinct stain colors, with this piece featuring a richly textured sandblast. The line's name derives from the Sanskrit word for "ray of sunshine," and the dramatically contrasted presentation does well to support that sunny theme, with bronze- and silver-hued accents echoing the warm and bright motif.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.29 in./134.37 mm.
- Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany