A Tale of Woe

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Casual

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Disappointing. I’ve heard many stories of people getting replacements from Turkey for such problems, so I hope you’ll be taken care of.
 
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mso489

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Nicely carved detail on that one. Sorry it had this defect. Good luck getting a replacement.
 

SteveW

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Thank you for all the kind replies. It was a dark time for me, but the store called yesterday and they’re going to replace my pipe. Huzzah! I’m heading in today to pick it up. Won’t be the same pipe, but he has a selection of meerschaums I can choose from. I think they’re all lattice style, but at least now I know what to try and avoid. I wish I knew how it happened in the first place, so I could avoid it though...

I got it from the smokin cigar in Toronto. Great store and staff.
 
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jpmcwjr

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Here's the old one. Did it crack while closing the case, or after, in the case. Or....

 

SteveW

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Here's the old one. Did it crack while closing the case, or after, in the case. Or....

From the start it felt like the case was a bit tight and the clasp kept popping loose. I had wrapped a pipe cleaner around the case which somewhat solved the problem, but made putting the case in the pocket of my knit sweater a touch difficult.

On the fourth day the case felt like it closed properly and the clasp fit without a problem. Next time I opened the case I found that disaster.

In my opinion there felt like a slight ridge in the case along where the stem and bowl met.
 

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