We design each pipe to appeal to  those who share our passion for – and appreciation of – mastery behind a beautiful meerschaum pipe. We hope you enjoy the same satisfaction when you try an ALTINAY pipe, as we do in carving one…

Necdet ALTINAY

HISTORY OF ALTINAY

Necdet Altınay (1941-2018), who worked in various jobs from a young age to support his family, entered the meerschaum carving sector at the age of 14 and became a meerschaum master at a young age by training from the best masters of the time.

After developing himself in all areas of meerschaum carving such as compositions, sculptural works, famous claw figures until the age of 23, he founded Altınay Pipe Co. in 1964 and started working on purely classical style pipes by noticing the important deficiency in the pipe industry about classical style meerschaum pipes.

He has developed his skills on classical pipes with tactics he received from European pipe masters and has gained an important place in the sector with international fairs he attented regularly.

The importance he attaches to quality and customer satisfaction in his business has made the ALTINAY brand a popular and sought-after brand in meerschaum sector. And soon started exporting worldwide, America, Russia China and especially in Europe through distributors.

Besides his own brand ALTINAY, he also produced meerschaum pipes for world famous brands such as Dunhill, Peterson, Savinelli, Chacom, Brebbia, ButzChoquin. As it is already for Rattrays and Andreas Bauer now.

After working 3 generations together for several years, before he passed away in 2018, largely transferred his superior skills and vision to his son (Nedim Altınay,1967) and grandson(Said Altınay,1990), whom he worked and trained for many years.

Now Nedim and Said are working together to take the company further in His quality and vision…

You buy premium meerschaum pipes of exceptional qulity from finest quality meerschaum blocks carved by Nedim ALTINAY and Said ALTINAY on our store.

We design each pipe to appeal to  those who share our passion for – and appreciation of – mastery behind a beautiful meerschaum pipe. We hope you enjoy the same satisfaction when you try an ALTINAY pipe, as we do in carving one…