All these heartfelt words are from our registered customers. Please feel free to add yours.
Rev. Angelo J. Micciulla
This is the third pipe I have purchased from Altinok Pipes. I do have a few other meerschaum pipes, but they are not nearly as good as your pipes. The detail, the coloring, the sheer beauty of your pipes is worth every penny.
I am so glad I found your website, and I will be a loyal customer for years to come!!
posted Feb 02, 23
Finally, I got my pipe, really beautiful. You're an artist. I will use it especially with natural (non-aromatic) english mixtures with latakias and oriental tobaccos.
posted Jan 27, 23
Not one to normally leave reviews, but after my search for the perfect first Meer which led me to this experience with Altinok, I felt obligated to share my story with the world. I have been on the search for my first Meer pipe for about 5 years. I have spent countless hours scouring the web trying to find the perfect pipe that would satisfy the years of anticipation I have endured in the search. Numerous times have I had a shopping carts online ready to go but I never pulled the trigger.
Then one day I found Altinok and fate showed kindness on me. They had a double stem pumpkin that just sang to me. It was a little more than I was hoping to spend, and the fact it was coming from a store in Turkey I could never just visit, gave me some hesitations. I could not have been more wrong in my hesitations. Shipping was fast. Turkey to Texas Coastal Bend in 4 days with express shipping, Awesome! Pipe was in immaculate condition, well packaged and exactly what I expected, Epic! Personally signed card wishing me Happy Smokes from Mr. Altinok himself, Priceless.
I will definitely be buying more pipes from him and will also do my best to encourage others to do so as well. Not enough words to convey my satisfaction and happiness over this purchase. There are plenty of online stores to purchase Meers from, but only one I have found that actually visits the mines and conveys the effort and skill that goes into producing fine quality pipes and also only selling those that meet their high standards.
As a Veteran of Foreign Wars I take my hat off to you Mr. Altinok and give you my highest regards. Thank you for making this experience as satisfying and pleasurable as it has been, Salud!
posted Oct 13, 22
I ordered my first Fancy Meershaum pipe from Sinan Altinok in Ankara, Turkey. What a wonderful experience dealing with Sinan. A real gentleman and outstanding customer service. The pipe arrived via DHL in 3 days. It was beautiful. Unfortunately I found a hairline stress crack in the shank. Hard to tell what happened or if it was a temperature variation during shipment. Regardless, I contacted Sinan to explain the issue. He immediately responded to select another pipe and he would send it at no charge. I selected a more expensive pipe and offered to pay the difference. Sinan would not accept the difference and was very apologetic about the issue. He shipped the replacement pipe last Friday and it arrived today.. Beautiful pipe and perfect.
The whole experience of dealing with Sinan Altinok has been great. Great merchant, great customer service and trust-worthy, and Sinan makes you feel confident about purchasing an expensive pipe half-way around the world. Will definitively buy again from Sinan.
posted Jun 15, 22
Altinok? The best. Brilliant service, beautifully crafted pipes, very organised and reliable firm. From the moment you purchase a pipe you're kept informed of the schedule, if emailing a question the reply is always quick and very helpful.
My favourite meerschaum company.
posted May 25, 22
I received the Meerschaum Pipe today and I am very happy with the pipe. It's a beautiful pipe and I look forward to smoking it for the first time. I see that the pipe was sent via courier (DHL) rather than regular post, which I really appreciate. As a result, I received the pipe way sooner than I expected. Thank you for shipping the pipe so quickly, and for your excellent customer service.
posted Oct 18, 21
Beautiful bent Rhodesian with silver cap. Meerschaum is bright white and very light. Perfect size and balance, rest comfortably hanging from mouth. Ordered 10/10 and received 10/14, standard shipping from Turkey to US. Excellent customer service as always, best meerschaum pipes come from Sinan.
posted Oct 15, 21
The pipe I bought before has been received. It is very good. I can't bear to put it down because I like it! I have bought a few meerschaum pipes before, but none of them seem to compare to the one I bought from you. I can't help but sigh that there are such beautiful minerals in nature, and then being turned into a work of art by artists like you, the icing on the cake!
posted Apr 17, 21
I contacted Sinan to request a build for a Morta pipe. We discussed the details and after agreement I presumed it would take extra time due to orders placed well in advance of mine. I was surprised to learn it would be approximately 30 days. Due to a particular request I did expected additional fees for a designed pipe. There was not. The standard cost for a Morta would be the same charge as my order. When the design was submitted Sinan informed me the pipe was being made. Throughout the construction Sinan continued to send information and photographs of the pipe in progress. He never hesitated to answer questions or provide any request I had.
After receiving the pipe I was overwhelmed with the quality and beauty. This is not just a pipe, it is art created by the best pipe and meerschaum carvers . The details are incredible. The angle of the stem and pipe body is perfect for me. The chamber size could not have been improved on, it is perfect. Everything is well fitted with precision.
Sinan added a tamper that I did not request, or expected. It was a great gift and adds a completed touch. The tamper was ordered through one of his friends who took a special interest because of Sinan’s request.
The pipe smokes very smooth with an easy draw, very tasteful flavor and cool with no moisture build up. This was my third pipe I purchased from Sinan and I have always been completely satisfied. I have 11 meerschaum pipes I purchased from a different seller. Although each pipe was carver by well known artists, Sinan goes beyond to ensure you are satisfied. It was a pleasure doing business, and will continue in the future. If you are looking to purchase, do not hesitate. It will be well worth your investment . Most importantly you will not be disappointed.
posted Mar 17, 21
Your really beautyful pipe has arrived and I am delighted about it! I hope to hear again from you at my next order for another Altinok meerschaum pipe.
posted Mar 16, 21