A few of us made the trip down to the 2012 Chicago Pipe Show–a mandatory trip for any Pipesman. While there is an abundance of new and estate pipes, the amount of tobacco is also a strong reason to attend. Most of the major carvers from around the world make an appearance which allows commoners the rare opportunity to handle their wares. Most of the artisan pipes were sold pre-show hence the abundance of pictures one of my personal favorites, Castello. Enjoy!