Yves Grenard died.

Today I am in a sad mood, because some very unpleasent news came from France.
Yves Grenard - an exceptional person and friend, a longtime representative and owner of the company CHACOM died yesterday morning.
I am so surprised that he's gone, if only because he changed my life and directed me to my current profession.
He taught me much about the pipemaking craft himself and opened the notional door into the pipemaking world for me. Together with him there ends a piece of history, a long history reaching almost to the very begining of briar pipes.

Many of you pipe smokers own a pipe from his manufactory. When you're going to smoke this pipe, please join me in sending a silent tribute to this man. Une pipe à sa mémoire.

I will always remember Yves as my master and friend. Rest in peace.