The Comoy brothers started making pipes in France in the 1825. Francois Comoy’s son moved to London in 1879 where he continued making pipes until the H Comoy & Co was officially established in London on circa 1914. Until 1980, Comoy was owned by the Comoy family. In 1980 it was taken over by Cadogan Investments. It seems as if the brand has lost its high reputation after the 1980’s.
This Comoy (new) is a post 1980 semi rusticated briar pipe. I bought it circa 1991. I handed this down to my son. Not my favourite.