After an agonising two week wait for my pre-ordered Klip to be dispatched it actually arrived on the day I was told it would be shipped (14th December), which I was absolutely delighted by. When it was finally delivered the product certainly did not disappoint.
After reading so many reviews about how it falls apart when you turn it, I examined the strength of the magnets and scoffed at the stupidity of those who had experienced this problem. There was absolutely no way that is going to come apart on me, I thought. Alas, the very first turn it came apart. Fortunately however, this was not a fault of the device, but my own. As the blades turned the dense herb I was grinding resisted the cut of the blade and hence the grinder came in two. With either a small amount of downward pressure, or by simply holding the grinder correctly for the first couple of turns and this issue is eliminated.
This is by far the best grinder I have ever used in my 20 odd years as a smoker. It is by far the easiest to operate, and the results are 99.9% perfect. I absolutely hate clumps in my herb and in two to three weeks of use I have found one or two at most, and the herb I was grinding at the time was so sticky it was clumping up into balls as soon as I touched it, so I was actually surprised it had ground/sliced it so well.
I have found that it helps to disassemble the grinder and give it a brush out with a little brush I got with a rolling tray about once a day to stop residue building up, but much the same as using it, I find it a pleasure to do. I do not suffer from any physical limitations, I merely wanted a grinder that would last a long time and fluff my herb perfectly, and previously found grinding herb an arduous task, but the Klip has turned it into an absolute pleasure.
I often buy expensive, nice things, and then feel a little let down when it doesn't feel quite as special as I thought it would, but occasionally you find an item that is so well crafted you really feel you can bond with it, like my Gibson SG Standard, or my Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, and it becomes almost a part of you. The kind of personal item that I imagine if I was a Danish Viking, I would want to be buried with and take with me to the halls of Valhalla.
Whether it is worth paying £120 for any grinder is a matter open to personal interpretation, but if there is one worth paying that amount for then the Klip is it. In fact, if you told me the price was double, then whereas I probably wouldn't buy one, having used the Klip once and seen the results of its operation, I think I would find it hard to argue that the price wasn't justified, because it feels like such a 'next level', premium quality item from the future.
Furthermore, I am so impressed with this grinder that if I had the cash right now I would pre-order the Kol 2.0, and I don't even like pipes!!!
... unfortunately I will have to wait a few weeks til payday.
Hello Jamie, we are so flattered by your kind words! You have no idea how much it means to our team to hear what an awesome experience you had so far with KLIP. Enjoy the slicing and welcome to the new high!