Chacom Cordoba 861 Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked

$160.00

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Description

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 confess, one of my weaknesses is hyper-fixation on little things at the expense of the big picture. An example: why is this Chacom – a pipe from France’s most historic extant make – named after a city in Spain? I’ve visited Cordoba (or, rather, Córdoba), but I don’t recall anything that would connect this pipe to the Andalusian region. Aside from, of course, both being very beautiful. As the pictures show quite clearly, this is a stunning pipe. The bird’s-eye grain is extremely pronounced, and it’s quite obvious that the choice of a feather-light virgin stain was made specifically to let the grain shine unobstructed. With this, Chacom has added a cumberland-hued acrylic stem and a slightly recessed silver collar. These days you’d have to pay several hundred euros for a high-grade Chacom such as this one. We’ve chosen to offer it for a more modest sum.

The pipe is completely unsmoked. It has a removable stinger, so the buyer can decide for themselves whether to use it or not. The pipe also comes with its original box and sleeve.

 

 

Details:

Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.83 / 21.0mm

Bowl Depth: 1.69″ / 42.9mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 48g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New

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