Chacom: Sandblasted (996) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-512-10366
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 "996" Rhodesian design is dressed in a sandblasted finish, with a shank and tenon drilled to accommodate a 9mm filter.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.19 in./131.72 mm.
- Weight: 1.98 oz./56.23 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.61 in./40.83 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.28 in./32.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.87 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.59 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France