Vauen: Alex (3) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-457-6374

A decidedly modern take on the Rhodesian, this shape is the sole member of Vauen's Alex series, one which aims to further merge the stummel with the mouthpiece, creating a design that's almost completely homogeneous. The bowl is rather Ball-like in a way, with a great deal of rounding about it through the upper half, though the lower half tapers down to an Acorn-like heel, the two separated by a crisp beadline. The shank is covered in a sheath of black acrylic, the same material the stem is made of, and kicks up from the transition rather sharply before meeting its matching stem which takes on a demure downturn. Dressing this piece is a crisp, earthy sandblast that reveals handsome grain all around, save for the rim, which is finished in a black, smooth lacquer that also matches the shank and stem.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.67 in./144.02 mm.
  • Weight: 1.94 oz./54.88 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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