Vauen: Kira Sandblasted (561) (9mm)
Product Number: 002-457-5378
A bent Brandy of subtle Egg-like character, Vauen's "61" design features a plump, tapering bowl with a heel that protrudes every so slightly and sweeps more suddenly into the shank's underside, forgoing the Brandy's typically broader, more voluptuous heel. That said, it's a wonderfully rounded shape, crafted for ergonomic comfort and supported by a demurely bent shank-and-stem combination.
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: 5.36 in./136.14 mm.
- Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany