French Estates: Chacom Haute Couture Smooth Bent Egg Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-003-6415
The Chacom name is a portmanteau of the Chapuis and Comoy family names. The Comoys' pipe-making history dates to 1825 when they began crafting boxwood pipes for soldiers in Napoleon's army before transitioning to briar in the 1850s. Their factory in Saint-Claude was among the first to fashion pipes from briar, and in 1879, Henri Comoy immigrated to England and established the Comoy's brand in London — the first English pipe factory — while the Saint-Claude factory supplied briar and unfinished stummels. After WWI, Comoy partnered with his cousins of the Chapuis family, and the Saint-Claude factory was renamed Chapuis-Comoy. After Henri's passing in 1924, his sons assumed responsibility of the brand, alongside their Chapuis cousins, and they established the Chacom brand, featuring pipes made entirely at the Chapuis-Comoy factory now that Comoy's in England was self-sustainable. Today, Chacom pipes are still crafted in Saint-Claude, France, and the renowned Chapuis-Comoy factory, continuing the brand's historic legacy in the birthplace of the briar pipe. This particular example is a striking shape from the usually traditionally oriented brand: a fluidly curved bent Egg with an oval shank and saddle stem that's here finished in a warm auburn stain.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Slightly Out Of Round
- Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
- Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France