English Estates: Comoy's Magnum Smooth Bent Billiard (H) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-35594

This is a rather hearty bent Billiard from English marque Comoy's, coming in at more than six inches in length, and offering a reassuringly robust presence in hand. The trailing length of shank and stem are quite acrobatically-inclined, with the shank being nearly level with the bowl's rim and the stem it's paired to possessed of a smart curve through the bit. The tapered orientation of the stem keeps the undercurve consistent and fluid, and the arc of the stem creates a sinuous S-curve in concert with the shank and bowl. Said bowl rests atop a firm, rounded heel and then rises to over two inches tall, with ample curves through its gentle taper to the rim, lending a comfortable feel in hand with more than enough room at the transition to drape a thumb. Dressed in a warm mahogany stain, the stummel here showcases a wealth of handsome grain.

Comoy's is one of the most legendary brands in all of pipe making, being one of the oldest marques in existence to still be operating today, with the unique distinction of being one of the first firms to use briar for their stummels. Founded in 1825 by Francois Comoy and his brothers in the small town of Saint-Claude, France, the original iteration of the company made clay and boxwood pipes until 1848, when his son Louis discovered the smoking properties of briar. In 1879 Comoy's expanded into London, England, and rapidly grew, influencing London's own pipe industry as Henri Comoy introduced high-quality briar pipes into the popular consciousness of English smokers. The brand continued to expand throughout the early 20th century, hindered only by the strict manufacturing limitations of supply shortages of World War II, remaining within the Comoy family until the brand was bought out by Cadogan Investments in the early 1980s.

-John McElheny

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CONDITION:
Small Ding On The Rim Rim Charring Chamber Over Reamed Dings Around The Bowl Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
MAGNUM
H
MADE (Arched)
IN
LONDON (Arched)
ENGLAND
  • Length: 6.12 in./155.45 mm.
  • Weight: 2.88 oz./81.65 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.26 in./57.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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