Style: Brown D2
Length: 5.71 in. / 145.09 mm.
Height: 1.89 in. / 47.88 mm.
Weight: 2.4 oz. / 69 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.46 in. / 37.14 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.59 in. / 40.26 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.82 in. / 20.79 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic
Band: Sterling Silver
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I'm a big fan of Vauen pipes. I had two Vauen's before I bought this one and all three of them are very well crafted smoking instruments. Superb smokers too.
The Diplomat feels great in my hand while smoking and man, does it smoke great! I really like the looks of it too. Drilling is spot on and fit & finish are flawless as far as I can tell. The stem fits snug and the transition from stem to shank is virtually seamless. Draw is very comfortable even when using the Dr. Perl filters.
I could not tell by looking at the pictures if the Diplomat is a "sitter" or not. As it turns out, it is not. The Diplomat will not stand on its own when set upright on a table. This is my only complaint and it is a very minor complaint. The pipe's smoking qualities and excellent craftsmanship more than make up for it.
The Diplomat and all Vauen pipes come highly recommended by this humble pipe smoker. I will own more of them as funds permit.