Butz-Choquin was started in 1858 by Jean-Baptiste Choquin and Gustave Butz. Nowadays, it has become one of Saint-Claude's (and France's) most renowned brands. In 1951, the company sped up their ascent and became well-known internationally thanks to its craftsmen's know-how. The making of a Butz-Choquin has stayed for the most part handcrafted, with numerous briar pipes that come in a range of shapes and finishes. Butz-Choquin ("BC") made a name for themselves thanks to their limited edition series that became emblematic of the brand: Origine, Cobra, Cybele, Campus, Ronaldo Negoita, Pirat, Livre, Pablo... and many more!