Chacom Ascot 871 Smooth Author Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked [SOLD OUT]

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Chacom is one of France’s most historic and iconic makes. Its founders, the Comoy family, began their career as boxwood pipe-makers in the early 1800s, before briar had even been discovered, with Henri Comoy (of Comoy’s fame) emigrating to England in 1879 and founding the country’s first briar pipe factory. In 1922, Henri and his nephews, the Chapuis, founded the Chapuis Comoy pipe factory in Saint-Claude, France, which shortly after began producing pipes bearing the partnered families’ names – ‘Cha’ for Chapuis, and ‘Com’ for Comoy. Chacom has been the biggest name in French pipes ever since.

I’m a big fan of the author shape, though I’m biased because it was my dream once to be one. Anyway, this is a nice one; a relatively squat, plump bowl and a quarter bend, separated by an ornate silver band. The scarlet stain works nicely with the silver and black of the band and the hand cut stem, and the pipe has a great hand-feel to it.

This Chacom is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. It comes with a stinger, but this stinger is designed to be easily removed if the buyer prefers to smoke without one. The pipe also comes with its original box and sleeve.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.79 / 20.06mm

Bowl Depth: 1.36″ / 34.54mm

Weight: 2.2oz / 64g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New