All available sources unambiguously classify the pipe as a Chacom product. The series is very probably named after Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (c. 1476 – 30 April 1524), “a French knight at the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, generally known as the Chevalier de Bayard. Throughout the centuries since his death, he has been known as “the knight without fear and beyond reproach” (le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche). He himself preferred the name given him by his contemporaries for his gaiety and kindness, “le bon chevalier”, or “the good knight”. A really remarkable sample of French pipe carving art – elegant almost full bent shape, eye-catching straight grain – a work of art!
The pipe marking is “BAYARD \ 1 CARAT \ BRUYERE GARANTIE”, “S 62”. The length is 11.2 cm (4.41″), bowl’s height is 4.8 cm (1.89″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.2 cm (1.65″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 3.8 cm (1.5″) and this pipe weights 54 gr. Briar, acrylic stem, 9 mm filter. The bowl had a few small scratches and a factory fills from the shank side – carefully and reliably patched during the restoration.