10 Scott Klein Pipes
Scott Klein is a originally from Elk Grove, Illinois – just outside the Chicago area. As of 2014 he currently resides in Nashville, TN. As a pipemaker one of Scott's biggest influences, and teachers, is Alex Florov. Alex, a wonderful teacher, saw so much potential in Scott that he invited the budding carver to his home workshop as a traditional apprentice to learn the details necessary to carve high-grade pieces. Spending 5 years working alongside Alex, Scott learned an immense amount about the true nature of high-grade craftsmanship.
Scott's pipes are creations that naturally show some influence from his teacher, Alex, but also take inspiration from several Danish and Japanese masters. The briars are left either smooth or sandblasted, and each one is graced with a well-made vulcanite stem and turned tenon. Aside from using the classic black color, he also frequently works with honey-cumberland and other swirled cumberland varieties. Sticking with the belief that less is more, he'll use subtle accents of horn and other exotic materials to enhance a piece's beauty.
"Pipe-making has afforded me an opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented people in the world.. I will be forever grateful to Alex and all those who have aided me in my ongoing education."