2015 Las Vegas West Coast Pipe Show, Picture Report

2015 Las Vegas West Coast Pipe Show, Picture Report

 

 

If you had to choose between a major family commitment and a pipe show – what would you do?
Find a way to make it happen and go to the pipe show without missing the other commitment.

That’s what I did this year & I got to spend 24 hours, 1 day, in Vegas.

So thankful I went. Even in that short period of time I was able to have a blast.

Seeing the old friends, making new ones, is always the most important part of pipe shows.

Without wasting too much time on jibber jabber, note that you will see some pipe makers pipes more than others. Why? Because the night before the show opened, I had ‘free time’. No need to be a TobaccoDays journalist for all of you & could enjoy myself. I got access to 3 pipe cases that night. Asteriou’s, Herbaugh’s and Liskey’s. For them, you see most of their pipes, in all their profiled glory.

The morning of the show, I literally had 120 minutes to get it done before I had to go to the airport. Documenting pipes at over 100 tables in under 2 hours. Not easy. The level of running around I was doing was unpleasant (because I wanted to spend time with everyone) but what can you do. The job had to get done.

Here you go Boys & Girls.
The 2015 West Coast Pipe Show in Pictures.

Hope you enjoy.

David M.

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Abe Herbaugh, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Abe Herbaugh, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Alan Brothers, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Ryan Alden, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Nathan Armentrout, Armentrout Pipes, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Chris Asteriou, Asteriou Pipes, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

I have never seen a pipe makers case that was filled with so many amazing pipes.
Usually we open a case and maybe 1/4 of the pipes we see make us drool uncontrollably.
With this case, I think I wanted to buy 75% of what I saw.

Chris Asteriou, Asteriou Pipes, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Grant Batson, Batson Pipes, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Tyler Lane Beard, Tyler Beard Pipes, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Brighton De Los Santos Pipes, West Coast Pipe Show, 2015, Pipe Smoking, Smoking Pipes, Tobaccopipe

Brandon Brooks Pipes, smoking pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes,

Can’t get enough of that green stain.

DagnerPipes, smoking pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes,

Don Marshall, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes

Dr. Bob Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes

Tom Eltang, Eltang Pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show Las Vegas,

Richard Friedman, Friedman Pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show Las Vegas,

Silver Gray Pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas

Joe Hinkle Pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas

J 'n' J Pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas

That 2nd to last one above. The blasted Rhodesian variation. Thats Jared’s shop pipe.

Nathan King, King pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas

Scott Klein, Klein pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas

Clark Layton, Layton Pipes, pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas

Michael Lindner, Lindner Pipes

Steve Liskey, Liskey Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Steve Morrisette, Morrisette Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Rolando Negoita, Negoita Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Rolando’s pipes may or may not grab your fancy. Out of all the tables though, note the level of dynamic variety he exhibited.
Negoita has within his own design language, expanded his ‘pipe vocabulary’ so to speak to such a great extent, that you are able to look at an immense variety of shape expression….all in the same Negoita language. Whether you like his pipes or not, you should try to appreciate this element in this artisan.
If you like Negoita, all the better.
Tonni Nielsen, Nielsen Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Steve Norse, Norse Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

OMS Pipes, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Klaus Zenz. ZENZ.
Sorry Klaus, designer missed this one but I will fix it asap.

Josh Feldman. All of you readers, ask yourself, why would someone enjoy smoking such a pipe?

brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Makis Minetos. Gonna fix it bud.

brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Piping Aint Easy, PAE, brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Brad Pohlmann, Pohlmann Pipes, brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Micah Redmond Pipes, brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Rick Black Pipes, brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

 brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

 brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

 Smokers Haven, brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

 Sorringowl & Sons, Leather,  brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Southwest leather, Leather,  brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Scott Tinker, Tinker Pipe Stands,  brothers of the leaf, 2015 West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas, Smoking Pipes, Pipe Smoking, Tobacco Pipes, botl

Klaus Zenz, Zenz Pipes, smoking pipes, pipe smoking, tobacco pipes, 2015 west coast pipe show, las vegas, botl

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15 Comments

  1. Matt Guss - January 6, 2016

    You were needed at dinner! We managed but it was tough drinking those martinis and eating those tasty steaks at Del Friscos.

  2. Makis Minetos - January 6, 2016

    You were in ‘n out and still made an impression… At any rate it was great seeing you! Hope you’ll have more time in Chicago…

  3. Dean - January 6, 2016

    Tons of fun and too little time! Glad I’ve met some of you and will see you guys again! Thanks Dave for the glamour shots :)

  4. Aiden Morrissey - January 6, 2016

    Damn, I missed all the fun again while PAE was livin’ it up! 😛 Thanks for the awesome article.

  5. Steve Morrisette - January 6, 2016

    Fabulous effort David!
    Thanks for working so hard and unselfishly giving up your time to do all this work- including the often thankless job of putting this mass of photography together in a well presented, consistent and coherent layout.
    A job not only well done, but also well appreciated!

  6. Steve Morrisette - January 6, 2016

    Fantastic effort Dave! Well done. Few know what it takes to get this kind of coverage during a tiny window and the work on the back end to assemble this great layout.
    Well done Sir!

  7. Silver Gray - January 6, 2016

    Oh wow David! Unbelievable that you were able to get so many wonderful pictures in such a short time! Well done! Would love to see this in a shutterbug book!

  8. James Overturf - January 7, 2016

    Looking forward to checking it out! Always great pics.

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