My name is Scott Klein
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago IL, and have spent almost all of my life here so far. As a high school student I studied all aspects of mechanics and woodworking including: building construction, woodshop, automotive technology, small scale 3D design, electricity, and plumbing. Naturally, I am always looking for ways to sharpen and perfect my talents. After High school, I worked for 6 years in various trades doing painting, construction, and remodeling.
By chance one night my girlfriend and I were visiting her father, who was a good friend of Alex Florov. He introduced me to Alex’s website and through the night (and following weeks) I studied his work and determined I had a deep interest in attempting this great feat. Shortly after my initial mind blowing view of this I got in contact with Alex, and being a very generous and inspiring man, he agreed to teach me to make pipes from the beginning to end of the process.
As I got to skip the initial trial of pre-bored/assembled pipe kits, I have been lucky to jump right in to hand: turned, milled, and assembled pipes. This has given me a lot of free play to work and develop my artistic ability. All of my pipes are made from 100 percent raw materials, completely handmade in the USA.
For now, my high grade pipes are stamped with my handwritten initials SK, and all pipes will receive a grade, A, B, C.
My first Don Carlos pipes - and they are great! Thanks a lot, quick ...
My first Don Carlos pipes - and they are great! Thanks a lot, quick handling and delivery - super! Greetings to Luca - till next time, Robert
i`ve done business with luca for quite a while. always a fine experience. ...
i`ve done business with luca for quite a while. always a fine experience. pipes always as described and quick shipping. i know if there were a problem luca would take care of it. bill g. usa
A lovely, little pipe. I am very happy with this pipe. The refurbishing ...
A lovely, little pipe. I am very happy with this pipe. The refurbishing by Luca is second to none. My pipefriends are very envious :)
Non ci sono paragoni, Luca è il migliore per onestà, disponibilità ...
Non ci sono paragoni, Luca è il migliore per onestà, disponibilità e professionalità !...e che pipe!... Grazie.
Beautiful pipe. Stunningly gorgeous birdseye. I have not smoked ...
Beautiful pipe. Stunningly gorgeous birdseye. I have not smoked it yet. But it is a Castello so it should be an outstanding smoker.
Very pleased with the International shipping process, and was surprised ...
Very pleased with the International shipping process, and was surprised at how quickly my package arrived. Everything was packed securely, and my pipe was in perfect condition.