So, it was you who got that spigot.
Bastard.Let us know what you think after you get it and smoke it.
Hello @goldenmole , thanks for your comment.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.View attachment 62463
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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@brian64 thank you very much for your very precious review. (I will share it on my testimonial page with your permission)Just an update on these. I have the spigot now as well...amazingly fast delivery from Turkey on all 3 I've purchased from them.
I normally smoke a new pipe within a day or two of receiving it, but this spigot is the first time I'm a little hesitant. It's just so beautiful and perfect...but I'll probably initiate it this weekend sometime.
I've had 3 or 4 bowls in the Dublin now. Smokes wonderfully...light as a feather and very comfortable.
Both of these have the same exquisite stem work as the first one I purchased from them. I have not owned any pipes with more comfortable and well shaped stems than these. The buttons are just right.
The drilling on all 3 is spot on as well...and solid, tight construction.
I have a number of meers from several different makers, all of varying quality, and right now I'd definitely recommend Altinay as first choice for anyone looking to acquire one.
I have 3 of their 9mm pipes and if you're used to filter pipes, I think you'll like these. They are really nice meers of quality construction.Thanks for the review. Ive been looking to purchase my first meerschaum pipe but was having a hard time finding one that I liked and was available as a 9mm. This Altinay shop seems to have plenty of options in that category.
@Worknman thanks for the review.Got mine in the mail yesterday. 3 days from Turkey to south Mississippi is pretty unbelievable. And you're right, the pictures don't do the pipes justice. I was surprised at how nice the piece was in person, you really get the sense you're holding something of high quality.
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