The French Chacom pipe brand started in 1825 in France by the Comoy family. Soon afterwards, the production of their pipes were moved to London. As a prisoner of war in 1870 circa., Henry Comoy meets his cousins, the Chapois in Switzerland and joined up in re-establishing pipe manufacturing. He moved to London while the Chapois cousins supplied him with briar. After Henry’s death, his sons continued and as they were now able to produce pipes on their own, the France production, in 1925, was named Chacom, taken from the first three letters of each surnames. In 1971, Chacom became independent from Comoy in London. Since then, Chacom has produced excellent pipes and is well-known across the world. For many years, Chacom was the sole distributed pipes in many European countries.
I was recommended by someone in the pipe community to try out a Chacom and was able to buy two Chacoms recently (May 2016). The first one was a Chacom Military (that’s the only inscription on the pipe). Its a beautiful pipe and smokes beautifully.
The second one is a rusticated Chacom Standard Saint-Claude (also only inscription on the pipe). I’m still trying to find more detail on these two pipes but are currently satisfied with these two acquisitions.