Chacom Volute Smooth Cobra 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.

For those that don’t know, Chacom has a long history of partnering with outside designers to produce their more unique lines of pipes, from Denmark’s Tom Eltang to France’s own Pierre Morel Jr. The Volute line, to which this pipe belongs, was Chacom’s first partnership with an outside designer, Claude Robin, in 1996. It’s a fascinating design, and a distinct take on the bent Cobra. The briar also has some great grain, with plenty of straight grain around the bowl and bird’s-eyes patterns near the rim.

This pipe is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to aid the breaking-in of its first smokes.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.77 / 19.55mm

Bowl Depth: 1.55″ / 39.37mm

Weight: 2.2oz / 64g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New