Re: Well it is handmade...
I own both AF and KM pipes. I grossly overpaid for the both of them and they both have small imperfections, but they do smoke great. I can understand people that are saying that if it smokes great, it's no big deal. I will say, I was disappointed when finding these cosmetic flaws, but that's exactly what they are- Cosmetic. I will continue to buy KM and AF pipes until it comes to the point where they have lost their quality of smoke. Then I will switch to MZ or Temsah. Now, I'm not saying that these things are acceptable in a practical market, but another poster mentioned the influx of demand for KM pipes and that definitely is effecting the quality of KMs. KM knows that they can make money with more and more pipes, so they strive to churn out as many as possible.