For the price there are not many tobacco pipes that perform better and look more dapper than the Vaun Basic series. The 3500-2 model is a thick walled bent apple pipe and has a saddle-bit acrylic stem. We believe this pipe has an uncanny ability to smoke flake-cut tobacco on a lovely spring day.
Shape: Bent Apple
Length: 5.76 in. / 146.44 mm.
Height: 1.84 in. / 46.95 mm.
Weight: 2.0 oz. / 58 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.44 in. / 36.78 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.79 in. / 45.72 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.78 in. / 19.82 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic
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I originally bought this pipe to use as a beater to use in my truck or doing yard work and out in the garage but it's way too nice for that. The pictures don't do it any justice. This is a beautiful pipe considering the price. Smokes great and with the 9mm filters, the smoke is cool and dry. Looks like I'm gonna have to buy a different pipe now as a beater because this bad boy won't be leaving the man cave.
I managed to miss the fact that this pipe has a rather large filter in the stem. After three uses, the filter got clogged with saliva, so I just pulled it out and discarded it. I am not a fan of replaceable filters, so will not be replacing this one. The pipe is just her right size for a good smoke, and the walls are thick. I have a tendency to smoke my pipe a little on the hot side, so bowl thickness certainly helps in this regard.
The price was right, it smoke nice, and it's well made. What's not to like?
Fired this pipe up just after it arrived, and was surprised how well it smoked on its maiden voyage. Well built and finished at a great price. The service that Robert and Tobacco Pipes give is great and I will have another Vauen pipe ordered soon. Highly recommended product.
I'd say there is no difference in quality with this pipe and their 200+ pipes. Vauen makes exceptional pipes and I am almost reluctant to have given this beautiful pipe to my friend as his birthday present.