Poll: Choice of two pipes. Which would you buy and why?

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liquidedna

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Dec 21, 2015
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Hey guys and gals.

Help me pick between these two pipes.
http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/neerup/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=186098
And
http://www.tobaccopipes.com/vauen-giant-g-138-tobacco-pipe/
The difference in price can ignored as I can get the Vauen for nearly the same as the Neerup.

I'm really interested in your opinions!

 

jackswilling

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Feb 15, 2015
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I tend to more traditional shapes/finishes, so the Vauen for me. Also, not keen on the color of the Neerup stem. I do like this one, which is pictured on the same page

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/winslow/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=164991

 

erichbaumer

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Dec 4, 2012
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My vote would be for the Vauen, but that is purely out of personal taste, and there are plenty here who know more about high end pipes than I do. It's a gorgeous pipe. I guess one objective point in its favor is a significant weight difference, though that only really matters if you clench.

 

tarheel1

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Oct 16, 2014
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Between those two it would be the Vauen. I don't really care for either but truly dislike plateau top. I prefer traditional English and a few Italian pipes.

 

7ach

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Sep 10, 2013
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Both are too big for me, but if i'm getting a big pipe I like the danish style of the Neerup more.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Dec 24, 2012
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I echo what lonestar said. I think Neerup makes a top quality pipe. That said, my taste would lean in the direction of a different Neerup, but taste is individual.

 

jkrug

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Jan 23, 2015
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I too like the more traditional shapes so I'd be all over that Vauen. :puffy:

 

pipestud

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Dec 6, 2012
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Robinson, TX.
I'm with Peck and lonestar. Playing the odds, one of Peter's handmades will have the better wood, closer attention to detail, fit, finish and smoking qualities. I usually (but not always), will take the hand made over the machine made every time.

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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Having neither of the 2 Brands I choose the Neerup because I think it will hang better, but I"ve heard good about the 2 makers.

 

lasttango

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Sep 29, 2012
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Wilmington, De / Ithaca, NY
If it were just between the two...
I'd go for the Neerup. It will hang better. It will age better. It's more unique.
If I am going to buy a Vauen, I think I'd want a more over the top modern pipe... I like German Pipes for the really modern lookers.
Now, I am in a similar situation... but instead of Neerups and Vauens... I am contemplating Buckeyes and Lucianos.

 

andrew

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Feb 13, 2013
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If you need someones opinion on why to buy a pipe you shouldn't buy it.

 

rogers

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Mar 9, 2012
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Vauen makes a good pipe, and that Vauen is quite handsome. Neerup is also a good pipe and that stem is so got dang purdy. The wide concave rim on that Vauen may be easily scorched when lighting the tobacco, but is is a handsome pipe. Then again, the stem on that Neerup is so got dang purdy!

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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They are both rather heavy for my taste. I find the Vauen a little too conservative in design. I like traditional shapes and finishes on pipes. Most of mine are not way out. But the Vauen just looks too staid, too contained and a total echo of some past, better realized pipe. My taste here. Though it is pretty heavy, I like the Neerup better. It's just more free and expressive, a good Danish freehand, a better version of what it is than the Vauen. But this is your pipe, so go with what speaks to you. The colored stem is fine, livens it up nicely to my eyes, and nice touch on the stem shaping.

 

lonestar

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Mar 22, 2011
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the Vauen just looks too staid, too contained and a total echo of some past, better realized pipe.
Thats what I wanted to verbalize, but couldnt quite say it. I absolutely love classics, but they should be strict classics, a new take on a classic, or something entirely different than classic. The Vauen feels a bit uninspired, not terrible, but not as good as a strict classic, not anything uniquely "better" than a classic, and not something completely different than a classic. The Neerup is not classic, but it is distinctly not classic, instead of a vague sort of uninspired shape.

Or more succintly, an echo of some past, better realized pipe.

 

frozenchurchwarden

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Mar 1, 2014
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I'm a huge fan of Vauen, but I'd take the Neerup between these two.
And you can get Vauen pipes for a lot less shopping in Euros.

 

fmgee

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Sep 26, 2014
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I would take the Neerup in a flash but I don't have a Vauen and I do have two Neerup. I like a stem with a little something different so Neerup easily catches my eye. The two I have are from his lower end and I could not be happier with how they look, feel and smoke.

 
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