- Aug 21, 2013
I'm a newby to pipes, so I don't have a good feel of what is a good price vs what is a silly price. So is a Vauen Regent pipe worth $150 new? Or is that a clueless newby would make?
http://pipedia.org/wiki/VAUENIn the 1920s, VAUEN had taken out a trademark on a white dot on the mouthpiece for Germany and Austria, at the same time that Dunhill had done the same for the international market. The companies ended up in court with the result that Dunhill may use the white dot internationally, whereas VAUEN may use it only in Germany and Austria and has to use a differently-coloured dot for all other markets. They have used light blue and grey dots internationally since then. The white or coloured dot denotes the higher quality pipes of VAUEN; the lower-end pipes are only marked by the VAUEN imprint on the stem.
I'm of the same opinion. I like a very wide open draw, and some of my favorite pipes are filtered. Just remove the filter and it's perfect. The adapters make no sense to me and appear to serve only to constrict the draw.If you don't like the filter just don't use it, I never use the adapter either so I still wonder why they make them in the first place.