Chacom is a family owned company who can trace their pipe making heritage to 1825 before Briar was even discovered. They are based in St Claude which is widely recognised as the pipe making capital of the world.
They are one of very few pipe manufacturers who make pipes from start to finish. From ageing the Briar right through to hand finishing.
Chacom are not widely known for their freehand pipes but quite predictably for a company of it’s heritage and experience it is something they excel at.
Every now and then the pipe graders come across an exceptional block of Briar and feel that it should be made into something much more special than the general shape range that makes up 95% of their production. So on special days the carvers are given free reign to let their creative juices loose!
The Select 04 was produced by a craftsman that wanted to spend some time on a perfect pipe, nothing fancy or eccentric just something of supreme quality.
A hand selected prince shaped bowl picked for an exceptional straight grain before being finished with a deluxe cumberland stem which is the premium stem of choice. The pipe has been capped off with a hand fitted, hallmarked sterling silver band and inlaid metal chacom logo. And if it wasn’t special enough the craftsman has taken time to shape the base so it is a flat bottom and can stand unaided ………….. If you have created something special you want it to stand to attention and this pipe really does!
It will take pride of place in any collection but we do really hope it goes to someone who will smoke it regularly and enjoy it.
This pipe incorporates the re-usable metal filter system. The metal filter is suspended in the middle of a moisture trap, which forces the smoke to spiral round the cool metal before entering the stem. This causes condensation, which naturally removes tar and moisture deposits from the smoke trapping them in the shank for a cool pleasant smoking experience. Simply wipe clean in between smokes.
The metal filter can be removed altogether for smokers who prefer a totally un-restricted full bodied smoke.