Chacom Golden Grain 168 Smooth Straight Apple Estate Briar Pipe [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.

From what I’ve seen in my experience of the long-discontinued ‘Golden Grain’ series, Chacom’s rationale for naming it as such might well have had a double meaning. On the one hand, the pipes were all stained with a light, golden brown stain; on the other, the pipes had fantastic briar, worthy of the connotations evoked by the precious metal. This one is a traditional straight apple of around group 3 size, with its bowl covered in flame grain and bird’s-eye patterns. Completing the design are a silver collar and a hand cut stem.

The pipe is completely unsmoked and comes with its original box and sock. Like many Chacom pipes, it features a stinger, but this is easily unscrewed if the user prefers to smoke without one.



Length: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.79 / 20.06mm

Bowl Depth: 1.5″ / 38.10mm

Weight: 1.2oz / 36g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New