Did I just (yesterday) say that I´d never come across a Ratos pipe that wasn´t a good pipe? Me and my big... When I had filled my new Ratos (with Borlum Riff Bourbon) and sat down on my balcony with a mug of fresh, black coffe at hand I noticed that a hairline crack had developed on the stem. Not where it connects with the mouth piece but closer to the bowl. I´m pretty sure that it wasn´t there (or at least that it wasn´t visible) when I examined the pipe in the shop yesterday. Somehow the heat must have made it appear. Still it´s a very nice pipe and seems to be a terrific smoker. If the crack doesn´t develop further it´s just a minor cosmetic blemish but I´m afraid that it may be worse over time and shorten the lfe of the pipe. What a tragedy... Well, I´ll go back to the place where I bought it and discuss it with them. This has never happened to me before.