Chacom Safari 1A Smooth Bent Rhodesian Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked

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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.

This is a curious pipe from France’s Chacom, for a couple of reasons. For one, I’ve classed it as a Rhodesian for simplicity’s sake, but it actually has a lot in common with the Countryman shape associated with the great English pipe-makers, such as Charatan. The second curious thing about the pipe is the stain – the pipe is made from briar, but the stain has the effect of resembling African exotic hardwoods. I suppose it’s fitting, given the connotations of the series’ name.

The pipe is also completely unsmoked, and comes with its original box and sleeve.



Length: 5.8″ / 147.3mm

Bowl Width: 0.82 / 20.82mm

Bowl Depth: 1.8″ / 45.72mm

Weight: 1.9oz / 56g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New