Vauen: Pipe of the Year 2020 Dark Smooth (9mm) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-457-5535

Vauen's annual Pipe of the Year in nothing short of a tradition, with the limited release taking place every year since 1993 and showcasing the talent and artful eye of the German marque's best craftsmen. For 2020, Vauen has chosen this fluid, sinuous bent Egg rendition, one that blends supple shaping and flowing line work with firm, architectural cues. The latter of these two is mainly present in the shank and stem, the combination's curling length framed by a quartet of ridgelines which run from the button to the transition, seemingly cradling the plump bowl. Said bowl is the quintessential Egg profile, with a soft roundness that makes it a dream to hold, and a curvature that draws the eye, especially when driven upward by its lifted heel. This example is dressed in a deep, smoky, walnut stain that reveals some handsome grain and lends the piece a classic, understated appeal, elevated by the shank end's trim metal band and Vauen's logo inlaid in the stem in sterling silver.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.73 in./145.46 mm.
  • Weight: 2.01 oz./57.12 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.13 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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