Chacom Richmond 410 Smooth Bent Brandy 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.

We’ve had a few of these pipes from the long-discontinued Richmond line recently, but this one might just be the nicest yet. I’ve classified it as a brandy, but it could also be labeled a volcano, or even a banker. What makes it so nice, though, is that the pipe’s tight, straight grain patterns flow from beneath the bowl up towards the rim in a fittingly fiery manner, while its rim and underside are decked in chatoyant bird’s-eyes. As with the other pipes in the Richmond line, this one has two old-world, amber-hued accents and a hand-cut stem.

The pipe is also completely unsmoked, with an original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. I do notice one or two fills that have fallen out, but these are tiny imperfections and are invisible without very close scrutiny. The pipe also comes with its original box and sock. As with may Chacom pipes, this one has a stinger, but it is designed to be easily unscrewed and removed if its owner prefers not to use one.



Length: 5.8″ / 147.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.79 / 20.06mm

Bowl Depth: 1.43″ / 36.32mm

Weight: 1.9oz / 54g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New