Chacom is associated with one of the oldest tobacco pipe companies. In 1825, in the small village of Avignon, near the birthplace of pipes in France, the Comoy family began making pipes from boxwood for Napoleon's army. Henri Comoy and his cousin Chapuis started in 1879 working together to make briar pipes in France. Most of these pipes were shipped to London. Chapuis Comoy became one of the most famous pipe companies in 1922. Combining their names, Chacom officially became a brand in 1928. Over the next few decades, the company continued to grow, producing pipes that were distributed to be sold in France, Belgium, Scandinavia, Germany, the United States, Japan, and others.