A quick post, all.
These guys have gone out of their way over a period of months to send me TWO replacement boxes, complete with all the trimmings — leather carrying handle, evil eye tag, and in this case Turkish coffee and tea — all for free. I’ve never been so impressed by the customer service of any company.
The revised design is significantly different to both v1 and v2. All of the photos in this post compare my v2 and v3 boxes. My v2 box had warped tremendously, but in the intervening weeks and months has settled down and seems to be fairly well-behaved now, unlike my original v1 (which ended up like two Pringles bolted together).
The inside dimensions seem to be the same, but the new box is definitely a fresh design. It has different joints, and different dimensions. It’s not as long, or as wide, but it’s thicker — and that means the supplied leather strap doesn’t fit properly. Not a deal breaker for me.
Don’t be distracted by the extremely different grain. Look at those joints!
Underneath the felt liner, two slots have been milled. Perhaps to inhibit warping?
My particular example is not as well-finished as my V2. There’s some stray glue.
And a dent or two.
And some “measure twice, cut once” spots.
But my stuff is already nicely at home. And I am deeply pleased.