I would not worry too much. Peterson still sells more pipes than any other pipe maker (maybe second place?). we are talking about a product that is still largely hand made with an organic material at the core. It is not unreasonable to expect some level of product failure at the volume they do. The real question is what will SP and/or Peterson do about it. for every negative post, there are positive posts.I have my first Peterson due in the mail tomorrow. Posts like this really make it feel like a gamble. Like when you are waiting to board your plane, and see your Pilot accidentally trip on the carpet on his way up the gangplank.
I’m going to pretend I didn’t see this post and just wait for the mail.
I am not trying to be an ass, so hopefully it will not come across that way. Maybe the lesson here is, if you are not fully satisfied when you get the pipe, send it back. If you are not satisfied in any way, you can always return a pipe to SP as long as you have not smoked it (30 day return period?) If it started to bubble on the first smoke, why did you not contact SP then?SP just got back to me and I'll need to mail it back for their inspection. I think that this problem arises from the gloss coating. I wouldn't be surprised if this was an issue with the Kilarney series. I like Peterson pipes, but this one didn't feel right from the start.
and I have seen him advertise his business for free and flame those who disagree with him..I haven't been here long but I visit the forum everyday and have only seen cosmic contribute positive things to this forum. It looks like he was just having a little fun, no harm intended.
Wait, the only way that you think that I could have flamed you, is if you think that you were one of the fictional "fanatical Peterson Fan Club." Which I just made up, and had yet to see anyone participate in the thread in this manner. I was thinking about my friend Ash and a few others before I posted that.