Chacom St. Claude pipes offer up everything you need in a quality briar pipe, and nothing you don't. Although there's nothing overly crazy to see here, that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to celebrate either. Crafted from high quality briar blocks, each pipe is formed into highly traditional shapes. Then, a nickel band and a high-polished finish are the icing on the cake. A good looking affordable briar pipe from Chacom, now that's what I call a good role model.