Re: At Wits End with quality, Am I missing something?
Like you said, these are hand-made.. Those crappy Chinese pipes are machine made in mass quantities. As far as the welding points, every KM that I've seen and even the ones that I own are not 100% clean, which doesn't bother me one bit.
Now.. if those imperfections you circled annoy you, shoot John an email about it and see what happens. My KMs don't have those kinds of dents, so I can't relate directly to your concern. I personally wouldn't worry about it as these are in fact hand made and are bound to be somewhat imperfect.. but that's just me.
I don't own anything cos you guys bought everything!