Well, my order arrived yesterday in this state.
As you can imagine I was a little peeved to say the least. I took this pic to send to the supplier (who will remain nameless - they are replacing the broken rods - but only the ones that are broken in more pieces than two!!!!! Suppose I can melt the halves together, but it`s a bit of a hassle... I have a thing for fresh new WHOLE rods....)
Anyway.... I had a little play and I really like what happened :)