Bought a Baki Meerschaum -- Shank Band Issue?

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jei64822

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So I just bought a Baki meerschaum after eyeing them for quite some time. Of course, right after I paid, I zoomed in closer to the image and the area that the shank band connects with the meer seems a bit off. It looks kinda grey/patchy. Do you guys think that's anything of concern?

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Compared to another example of one with a shank band.

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jhowell

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Baki looks like the band to shank is off. 2nd one looks like band to stem is off...
 

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So I just bought a Baki meerschaum after eyeing them for quite some time. Of course, right after I paid, I zoomed in closer to the image and the area that the shank band connects with the meer seems a bit off. It looks kinda grey/patchy. Do you guys think that's anything of concern?

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Compared to another example of one with a shank band.

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I wouldn’t be concerned. Hard to tell from the pic exactly what it is. Could even be reflection from the edge of the band.
 

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jei64822

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Thanks for the replies guys; the seller got back to me surprisingly fast (versus 10 day when I first messaged him) saying that it's just wax that had collected near the band.

Baki looks like the band to shank is off. 2nd one looks like band to stem is off...

Off how?
 

jhowell

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Thanks for the replies guys; the seller got back to me surprisingly fast (versus 10 day when I first messaged him) saying that it's just wax that had collected near the band.



Off how?
Not in alignment... Transition is offset...
 

jei64822

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Sure thing, it's a seller on Aliexpress:


Others seem to have received their orders without issue. When I initially ordered, the pipe I wanted was already sold to a domestic buyer, but the seller hadn't updated the site. He says all the stock should be current now.
 

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