Re: my new hookah :)
I hate to be the inevitable guy with something shitty to say, buy you paid about three times what that pipe should cost. It's also not a Sahara Smoke pipe or even close to resembling one. Your vendor was feeding you a line of B.S.
That being said, this pipe will probably do alright for a while. Take good care of it and it'll probably smoke well for a year or so before you start to see corrosion affect it's usability.
Like I said, I hate to be a bearer of bad news, but as someone who's blown lots of money and not gotten my moneys worth in the past, I fell kinda obligated to let you know that the vendor screwed you. Good luck with the pipe and I hope it's one of those odd ones that stays together unusually well.
Best advice I can give is to say next time you want to drop that kind of money on pipe, consult some other forumites first. There's some very knowledgeable people here who can help you get the best deal possible.
Darth Coyote, Executor of EGOB and the Black Leaf Brotherhood.