I have a few Falcons, all ebay estates. I once ordered a new standard - and sent it back as I didn't like the way the bit was crimped onto the stem. The old ones were not done like this. The other day I ordered an International. Now that will have to go back. The humidome is badly cast (or pressed; I'm not sure how they do it) misshapen and there's a lot of flakey metal in there. Also the plastic outer seems cheap and badly finished compared to my other old International. (Mind you I'm not too thrilled with plastic as a material anywhere in the body of a pipe.) At the same time I ordered a Hunter Dublin. This is nice, no fills - but even this is not 100%! The plastic ring is not a snug fit, and once screwed in it's evident that the threads or the base are not quite level. Is nothing made properly anymore? I wish Falcon would charge a bit more and do things right. Note to Gerry: the Bantam bowls are still available new.