Ismail Baglan was born at 1953 Eskisehir Turkey. He has been carving for decades. He always used the best quality raw meerschaum material and always made the best carvings all over the years. What would you expect from a carver who makes a smoking pipe for you? A good craftsmanship that would make you enjoy your pipe without any trouble for many years? A good talent that would get you surprised after every bowl? A good personality that would make you feel that your pipe has been made by a member of your family? Rest assured,Ismail has these all, at least. This great person, whom I am proud of being a friend of, he has two girls and one boy and 4 grand children in his lovely family.