Mike Nixon "Town Crier"
My churchwarden pipe arrived this morning - St.Valentine's Day - and it was love at first sight! I cannot express too highly my admiration for the skill of your handcarver. A true artisan of this caliber is very hard to find anywhere these days. The meerschaum bowl is absolutely perfect - as might be expected with an Altinok pipe. However, the question that all are asking is how on earth was the 25cm long, curved stem drilled with such precision? This is not just a pipe - it is a work of art, as is the custom made leather-bound case it came in. It therefore comes as no surprise to find that this pipe has already given me the smoothest, coolest smoke in my life, right from the very first puff. Thank you all at Altinok for your outstanding craftsmanship and superb service.