About Us








Sinan Altinok was born to a happy family in 1958 as the first son of his parents in Ankara, Turkey. He lived in the same city until now graduating many schools, working for national and multi-national companies as an electronics engineer (EE BSc) more than twenty years in IT field. After retirement, he decided to follow his inner call to develop a website about his country’s well-known handicrafts. His first project to accomplish this started in year 2002 and it was about meerschaum pipes. It was the same year that Altinok Pipes was born bringing up the most valuable ‘stone’ to the eye of the pipe smoking world over his website altinokpipes.com. Having worked with the best carvers of the nation helped him to carry his business to a higher level every year demanding more pipes from all over the world. So far so good. More than 50 countries have been delivered to date, from Canada to Tasmania west to east, from Finland to South Africa north to south. He is very pleased of getting to know hundreds of nice people from different nations. That was the bonus of all.


Sinan loves traveling more than anything in company with a lovely wife. He has traveled to 35+ countries so far and counting. Another passion of him is photography. Besides taking pipe photos for the web store in his home studio, he, in fact, has a good amount of travel shots waiting to be exposed. Another project would be a good one for him to start a blog about this. Who knows! Last but not least, acting in some TV series and theatres has been another passion for him starting from his young ages. He still enjoys acting with a great love. By the way, as a traveler, he wears a Top Contributor badge of TripAdvisor. Check this out :)



















Cool & Dry Smoking

An Altinok Meerschaum Pipe offers you the best pleasure of a cool and dry smoke. Because our pipes are made of only premium block meerschaum, they carry millions of invisible pores breathing itself as you smoke. Also, No other odor or taste but your pure flavor of your tobacco will be appended to your smoke. We guarantee that.

No Break-In Period

With an Altinok Meerschaum Pipe, you will no longer wait to get the most out of your new pipe. No initial period is needed to break a meerschaum pipe in. Once you have received your pipe, you can give a start in her very first day for your utmost pleasure.

No Cake Buildup

An Altinok Meerschaum Pipe won`t build up cake inside the bowl unlike briars to scrape off every other day. However, it is recommended to clean the bowl chamber with a soft cleaning tissue once in a while.

No Resting Periods

No resting time is needed between the bowls with an Altinok Meerschaum Pipe. You can smoke your favourite pipe as frequent as you like. An absolute freedom!

All Best Quality

An Altinok Meerschaum Pipe is always made of premium block meerschaum which is vitally important for a good smoke. Our pipes are featherweight and extremely porous. Tenon and mortise fittings come from Germany as delrin and teflon. We use pure natural beeswax for finishing which is indispensable for a beautiful coloring. After all, the best meerschaum carvers work for Altinok Pipes to make excellent pipes for our customers.