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Great At First, But Does Not Hold Up
on June 22, 2009
I bought this as a gift for my husband and the value was great. The pipe was really nice quality. I was actually sent the curved pipe, not the straight pipe shown in the photo. The zippo lighter was nice and it is a pipe specific lighter and looks a little different from the normal zippos. My husband smokes this every other day, sometimes daily and it has been a good pipe, however about 6 months ago the bowl cracked, and has worsened since. The pipe still smokes, however he cannot fill the bowl up, so he smokes like a half bowl at a time. The side of the bowl where it is cracked is thinner than the other side presumable from scraping/cleaning it on a regular basis; however I would have expected a Peterson pipe to be a little more durable that this. He is in the market for a new pipe at the moment and wants a slightly longer stem for a cooler smoke. Overall I would say that this is an entry level pipe for someone just starting out, or the occasional smoker however if you are a regular/heavy smoker I would say invest in something a little more durable, quality and made for heavy use.