Re: Kahlil mamoon for under $60 shipped?
Based on what I have seen in the Newer style KM stems, I would definitely go for the Tri-Metal versions of the pipes, or the higher quality ones. KM had upped there workmanship with the new wave, almost a re-design with their pipes. The downstems are thicker, the welds are cleaner, and the inner core was looking great - at the top of the pipe I saw that the inner core was actually crimped down over the lip of the bowl stem. The flange on the bottom is also smoother now. The hose port is shorter, and much cleaner.
The lower end KM's, like the pears and new generation Butterflys and the Amers don't have anywhere near the same build quality.