10 Pipe Grab Bag of Smokable Seconds
- Product Review (submitted on December 24, 2013):
Got these from my wife as an (early) Christmas gift.
8 Legends (One with rounded bowl, maybe not a legend? Not sure. Mix of straight and bent.)
1 Country Gentleman (YES! This was on my wishlist.
1 Diplomat (Fifth Avenue, cylindrical shape, straight stem)
Price: These weigh in at about $4 each if you include shipping. I think this is amazing considering the...
Value: Excellent, smokeable pipes. I've already had a smoke in one of the legends, and it was flawless. I now have 10 pipes to designate for specific tobaccos, let friends use when they visit, and/or to have back-to-back smokes without having to refill a hot pipe. All that said, YES, these are seconds, and there are some issues with ...
Quality: They are not (visually) perfect. One of the legends has a vertical crack in it up the entire length of the pipe, and another has a horizontal crack right in the middle of it. These cracks, however, do not go through into the chamber. One pipe is not filled, and has a very rough texture (I personally like the feel of it.) Most of the issues appear to be chipped or unfinished bowls. Again, I must stress that the quality of the smoke appears not to be affected. Also, very exciting, I cannot discern ANY blemishes with the Diplomat or Country Gentleman. You guys at MM must have some pretty strict quality guidelines! A grab bag like this is also...
Fun: I knew I was getting this present before it arrived...and it was still exciting and a surprise to find out which pipes I'd actually get!