My First Altinay - My Review

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Infantry23

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Nov 8, 2020
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Received my first Altinay today. Less than a week from Turkey. The photos didn't do it justice. Workmanship is flawless. Symmetry in the carved design is superb. Mr Altinay drilled the draft to 4 mm for me, passes a pipe cleaner effortlessly. The pipe is incredibly light, balance is perfect. I was pleasant surprised by the stem work, thin and wide. Perfect clencher. Capstan Blue was chosen for the maiden voyage. Excellent smoking pipe, very neutral

I love the IMP I've been smoking for a month but my initial impression is the Altinay may be slightly better. I'll be buying more from this Carver.

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Beautiful pipe, Hoosier!!
 

brian64

Preferred Member
Jan 31, 2011
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Congrats...beautiful meer.

I picked up my first Altinay a few months ago I guess it was, and have been very impressed with it.

I just ordered these two in the last week or so...first one arrived today...has the same type of tenon as the previous pipe...these are the first meers I've had with this configuration...very open draw.

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Dublin Altinay 2.jpg

The second one is still on the way...my first spigot.

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Calabash Spigot Altinay 2.jpg
 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
5,287
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Congrats...beautiful meer.

I picked up my first Altinay a few months ago I guess it was, and have been very impressed with it.

I just ordered these two in the last week or so...first one arrived today...has the same type of tenon as the previous pipe...these are the first meers I've had with this configuration...very open draw.

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The second one is still on the way...my first spigot.

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Beautiful, elegant pipes. Congrats!
 

Said.ALTINAY

New member
Received my first Altinay today. Less than a week from Turkey. The photos didn't do it justice. Workmanship is flawless. Symmetry in the carved design is superb. Mr Altinay drilled the draft to 4 mm for me, passes a pipe cleaner effortlessly. The pipe is incredibly light, balance is perfect. I was pleasant surprised by the stem work, thin and wide. Perfect clencher. Capstan Blue was chosen for the maiden voyage. Excellent smoking pipe, very neutral

I love the IMP I've been smoking for a month but my initial impression is the Altinay may be slightly better. I'll be buying more from this Carver.

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Hello @hoosierpipeguy ,
Thanks for your valued review.(I'll share it on my testimonials page with your permission)
Glad to enjoy your first Altinay meerschaum. Hope you to enjoy it with health for life...

I want to thank you with a discount code for this beautiful post, for you and you dear friends commenting here. Coupon code: " pipesmagazine "
 

Said.ALTINAY

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Congrats...beautiful meer.

I picked up my first Altinay a few months ago I guess it was, and have been very impressed with it.

I just ordered these two in the last week or so...first one arrived today...has the same type of tenon as the previous pipe...these are the first meers I've had with this configuration...very open draw.

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The second one is still on the way...my first spigot.

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Hello @brian64 ,
Thanks for your orders.
Glad to you enjoy them. Hope you to enjoy them with health for life...
I am waiting your comments when you receive the spigot one too.
 

Said.ALTINAY

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Unless you’re in a place that DHL thinks is too remote, then it’s $22 extra. Just because they don’t like to canoe that last kilometre to the doorstep. Sheesh.

I like his silver work and especially the army mounts and spigots. The smooth finishes come up on the site, but they get snapped up quickly.

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Hello @Casual ,
Your comment about DHL made me laugh. Yes, sometimes they really bullshit. But sometimes these remote areas can be really mountain tops😅
Enjoy them...
 

timt

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Jul 19, 2018
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Congrats...beautiful meer.

I picked up my first Altinay a few months ago I guess it was, and have been very impressed with it.

I just ordered these two in the last week or so...first one arrived today...has the same type of tenon as the previous pipe...these are the first meers I've had with this configuration...very open draw.

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The second one is still on the way...my first spigot.

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So, it was you who got that spigot. Bastard. Let us know what you think after you get it and smoke it.
 
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smudgersmissingleg

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Jun 9, 2018
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Received my first Altinay today. Less than a week from Turkey. The photos didn't do it justice. Workmanship is flawless. Symmetry in the carved design is superb. Mr Altinay drilled the draft to 4 mm for me, passes a pipe cleaner effortlessly. The pipe is incredibly light, balance is perfect. I was pleasant surprised by the stem work, thin and wide. Perfect clencher. Capstan Blue was chosen for the maiden voyage. Excellent smoking pipe, very neutral

I love the IMP I've been smoking for a month but my initial impression is the Altinay may be slightly better. I'll be buying more from this Carver.

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I hope you enjoy it hoosier. I have a Rattray's meerschaum that I believe was made for them by Altinay. It's a beautifully carved well constructed pipe that's as light as a feather.

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goldenmole

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Aug 4, 2019
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Copenhagen DK
I also recently bought my first Meerschaum from Altinay. Very happy overall, and extremely fast delivery in my case (I think it was 2 days from TR to DK). Just as discussed in other threads I had a strong chemical smell after the first few bowls, but this has now normalized. Also: for my next one I might go for slightly thicker material since I often puff fast, and this pipe is getting quite hot fast.pipe2.jpg
 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
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Hello @hoosierpipeguy ,
Thanks for your valued review.(I'll share it on my testimonials page with your permission)
Glad to enjoy your first Altinay meerschaum. Hope you to enjoy it with health for life...

I want to thank you with a discount code for this beautiful post, for you and you dear friends commenting here. Coupon code: " pipesmagazine "
Of course you can use my post as a testimonial. Thank you.
 

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