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Irish Seconds

If you've ever been to any kind of "outlet" store, you're already more or less familiar with what seconds are. Products that — due to some minor cosmetic flaw — just don't pass a manufacturer's quality control process. When these cosmetic flaws don't affect the function or durability, they generally get sold at a deep discount. Not ideal for the manufacturer, but it's great news for you, the customer.

And that's exactly what we have here — pipes produced right here in Ireland, fully functional, eminently smoke-able, and heavily discounted due to some superficial blemish. Irish Seconds are graded from 1 to 3, with 1 being the highest quality, and 3 being the deepest discount. If you're in the market for a shop pipe, just getting into pipes, or are generally more budget minded, these are hard to go past.