Vauen: Pearl

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+About Vauen
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Filters
New/Sale +
  • New Pipes
  • Pipes On Sale
Price +
  • €100.00 - €200.00
Shape +
  • Bent Bulldog
  • Billiard
Finish +
  • Smooth
Material +
  • Briar
Stem Material +
  • Acrylic
Filter +
  • 9mm
Weight +
  • 25g-50g
  • 50g-75g
Length +
  • 130mm-140mm
  • 140mm-150mm
Chamber Diameter +
  • 20mm-22mm
Chamber Depth +
  • 30mm-40mm
  • 40mm-45mm
Vauen began with Karl Ellenberger and Carl August Ziener founding Germany's first pipe factory. Some fifty years later, that company merged with Gebhard Ott, another Nuremberg-based pipe-making factory, to form Vereinigten Pfeifenfabriken Nürnber, or, Nuremberg United Pipe Factories, with Ernst Eckert of the Ott family soon taking leadership. The firm's full name was a bit of mouthful, even for native German speakers; hence why we know it today simply as Vauen, a phonetic abbreviation-of-an-abbreviation, derived from the first and last letters of VPFN. Since that turn-of-the-century merger, Vauen has remained Germany's oldest marque, led by one generation after another of Eckerts. They aren't just the oldest in the game either -- they're the most popular choice for pipe smokers in their native land, which is no small feat; Germany boasts an unusually large population of those who enjoy a good tobacco pipe. It is for this reason that many makers from other countries specially produce, just for the German market, series of pipes that will take a 9mm charcoal filter, itself a Vauen innovation.