Chacom #4

The wood has been carefully selected and finished to create a perfect surface that is comfortable to hold.The Giant size Chacom Monstre pipe has an impressive size. It has a roomy tobacco bowl that provides enough space for your favourite tobacco and allows for a long smoking experience. With its robust design, high quality and impressive size, it is a pipe that you simply must have if you are an avid pipe lover. While they were exploding in popularity during the turn of the last century, Chapuis-Comoy started seeing some competition from outside of France.

In it I wanted to show both what I am looking for and how I move forward in addressing what I see when work on a pipe. It is probably the most straightforward detailed description of my work process that I have done. As always I encourage your questions and comments as you read the blog.

As early as 1825 the Comoy family was producing smoking pipes from Boxwood, long before the discovery of Briar wood. Henry Chacom is born in 1850, just 6 years before the discovery of briar and St Claude becoming the home and centre of the briar pipe world. While in a Swiss prisoner of war camp (1870) Henry meets up with his cousins (the Chapius family) and the plan to open a pipe factory if and when they are released.

The stems on both these pipes have large gaping hole near the button end, exposing the stem’s airway. I shall be working on the stems of both these pipes simultaneously while the stummel will be worked on separately. The write chacom tobacco pipes up on both, though separate, is being uploaded at the same time so as to maintain continuity. Since 2020 MBSD Ingram LLC, owner of, has been the trusted supplier of smoking tobacco pipe enthusiasts world-wide.

Now armed with this acquired knowledge, I embarked on my quest to gain knowledge through personal experience. Antoine GRENARD, managing director, is the 6th generation in charge of this family-owned company. Each day, 20 employees (a team of diehards) still perpetuate chacom tobacco pipes a

century-old know-how and give a modern touch to the briar pipes. The briar wood used in the Chacom brand is chosen amongst the finest burrs in the Mediterranean Basin. This initial preparation plays a very important part in creating the taste of the future pipe.

From the pictures below, it is amply evident that I did not achieve the exact consistency I desired, but no issues, it still worked!!! Since the beginning of my journey into the beautiful and challenging world of pipe refurnishing, I am being faced with problem relating to glue. Maybe the hot temperate climate prevalent here is causing issues or the quality of glue itself is an issue. However notwithstanding the issues of glue, I was able to prepare a mixture of CA superglue and activated charcoal and applied it to the surface. I set it aside to cure overnight.I began by sanding the repaired/ filled areas using a flat needle head. It was not as easy as it seemed because when I began the process, as I sanded down the stem, I observed that the filling crumbled and dislodged from hole.

Elevate your smoking ritual with the Chacom Club #127 Pipe, available exclusively at Windy City Cigars. As you savor your favorite tobacco blends, you’ll also be immersing yourself in the legacy and commitment to excellence that define Chacom. The brand of the pipe was marked on the bowl – ‘Chacom coin osseu’.

Remember we are not pipe owners; we are pipe men and women who hold our pipes in trust until they pass on into the trust of those who follow us. Innovations in shape and finishes continued from the 1970’s to this day. Most notably was Pierre Morel who had initially worked on the Chacom Gran Cru, Naja and Fluer de Bruyere handmade ranges and eventually became the companies head pipe maker. Still to this day Chacom are known for their traditional manufacturing techniques, with a very contempory look and feel them. After the “Great War” the St Claude factory is renamed is “CHAPUIS COMOY & Cie”. Following the death of Henri in 1924, the company (London & St Claude factories) is taken over by Paul & Adrian Comoy with help from Emile & Louis Chapius.