I ordered a carved to order meer from altinok. When it arrived, it was unsmokeable because the shank was made from two threaded pieces which would not permit the passage of a pipecleaner. I did not discover this until I had smoked half a bowl. Also the carving of a Sultan was not even close to the carving pictured (ME-102) on their site. It had obviously been carved by a beginner or apprentice. I am trying to return it. The dispute is in the hands of Paypal.