Originally Posted by TerryAki
i dont know, the way i look at it is if they took every little second to make it perfectly detailed, there wouldn't be as many KM's out on the market. Meaning they would be pretty scarce. Which would then mean they would cost like $500.
That's exactly it.
Anyone who has done metalworking knows the most tedious, time-consuming part of smithery is finishing and cleaning. Time is money. In order to meet consumer demand and keep their pipes at an affordable level, KM has to cut corners somewhere. So naturally they would do it on a part of the pipe that would affect looks rather than functionality.
Kinda the opposite of what the Chinese manufacturers do, actually.