Received the pens this afternoon. Both are just right ... when I
buy from you the pens always write the way they should. Thanks for
the quick service and have a Happy Holiday.
Vince Grosso (12/20/05)
I just wanted to update you and let you know that I received the
modified nib and absolutely love it! I haven't even picked up my
other pens since it arrived. I have terrible writing, and this nib
*almost* makes my handwriting elegant. Thanks again for all of your
The Paragon arrived today. I could hardly wait to
get home and fill it with some Aurora black ink! This is my first
stub nib and all I can say is that I may never write with a standard
round tip again! Even my almost-illegible scibbling looks fancy
and stylish. Thanks for steering me towards the broad nib over the
medium. The OMAS "broad" is perfect for my writing style
and is not noticeably thicker than my Pelikan "mediums"....
Mike Philpott (12/12/05)
First I want to tell you, that I am very satisfied with the Music-Nib
of my Sailor 1911. It is hard to find a nib with such a strong line
variation. The Ink Flow also is good. So I can tell you, that I
am really satisfied with the pen I got from you....
Regards and my best wishes for christmas and a happy new year.
Hugo Giese (12/17/05)
The Pelikan flew into its home nest yesterday and, boy, does she
ever skate like a princess on the pond of whatever pages I offer!
John knew exactly the moves I wanted this Pelikan to be able to
make and has done his usual superb job in making my writing life
happier. Thanks and cheers and hurrahs all around.
The happiest of holidays to all of you at Classic Fountain Pens!!!!!!!!
Danny Marion (12/20/05)
Thanks so much for the repair job on my Parker 75. It writes more
smoothly than new. I have used this pen for 35 years and have enjoyed
it greatly, but other repairers offered no hope of fixing it correctly.
I will now enjoy using it for many years to come.
Lyle West (12/05/05)
Dear Pat, Danielle and John,
Fantastic job. I must apologize for not writing sooner. The pens
arrived late Friday afternoon, and I have been extremely preoccupied
with the lunacy of life. I tried both nibs last night and found
them wonderful. The writing experience is thoroughly enhanced, truly
a great pleasure. The OMAS 360 no longer bleeds through my journal
pages, and the line is distinctly that of an oblique fashioned nib!
Armando Simoni would be quite proud, and I daresay wholeheartedly
applaud your craftsmanship!... all the best, Harris Saltzburg (12/05/05)
I recently received my Pelikan Stockholm. Wow! So this is what writing
with a good fountain pen is all about. The adjusted nib is great
and I'm left-handed to boot. Thanks so much for your courteous assistance
and professionalism in guiding me through the purchasing and personalizing
of my new pen. I'll be back for sure. The best to you all for the
Jim ODonnell (12/06/05)
Sure, you may use my message and name on your site as you choose.
The testimonials are read by many of us potential customers and
they made a difference when I was considering my order. It's good
to see the positive feedback there. We all are quick to complain
when we don't like something so it's great to see when folks respond
to quality service as well. Thanks for such a positive experience.
Jim OD (12/06/05)
Thank you so much for all your help in choosing my
first expensive fountain pen. I was looking all around and luckily
stumbled upon your website. I was informed which pen would be the
best for me and how you all would "fit" it to my particular
writing style. I write quite a bit in my profession and the Pelikan
Stockholm which I purchased is a remarkable joy to write with. Thank
you again for such knowledge and assistance in my first serious
foray into the world of fine writing instruments.
Ronnie Yeates (12/3/05)
My thanks to you for the fine repair work you did on my Omas Arco
recently. When we met at the Ohio Pen Show, I left if with you with
instructions to grind the nib to left oblique and add flexibility.
What an amazing transformation you've worked on this nib--I loved
this pen before your work, but now it's an entirely new experience
to feel that springiness and watch those thick and thin lines swirl
across the page. Magic, I would be tempted to say, but the truth
is it was your incomparable skill and artistry in reshaping this
nib for me that's made it all possible! You've made a great pen
It was a pleasure to meet you and to talk with you at the show.
I hope to see you again in the near future. Once more, thank you
for the services you provide those of us who appreciate the capabilities
of a great pen and nib.
Danny Marion (11/23/05)
What can I say except I'm really delighted with the pens!-I'm beginning
to think you guys must be magicians,love all the pens but the Ercolessi..oh
boy I really believe this is the perfect pen for me..its just got
everything now that I wanted,the colour from the ink and the flex..total
joy! To think I actually had this on ebay at one stage..what a transformation.....!
Thanks for all you've done and all the time you took to get me sorted
out,its been great dealing with you and I hope to again. If you
guys were closer the beers would be on me....
Liam Sinclair (11/23/05)
Dear Pat, I have been out of the country and so apologize
for taking so long to get back to you. The Sailor 1911 pen arrived
safely back in Nov. and is a delight to use. It has become instantly
one of my favorites for writing. Thanks so much for your help. I've
never before enjoyed
ordering a pen before so much. Have a joyous Christmas season!
I finally retrieved the nibs from the post office. I must tell you
that they are the smoothest nibs I can ever remember writing with.
I just wanted to thank you for your help and the timeliness with
which you processed my order. I will continue to be in touch.
David Frankel (11/15/05)
john and pat,
i am writing to tell you how happy i am with my pen. i am sure you
have received many of these emails but i am truly stunned! it has
given a man who has poor penmenship something to brag about. i love
to write now more than ever. you should have seen my face when i
finally figured out how much pressure, flow, and techinque i needed
to write with this tool. made me so excited. this is a great product
and i will be purchasing some more very soon for the holidays!
thank you for also being very friendly and helpful on the phone
and through email. it makes a difference.
friend on the east coast,
yogi naraine (11/18/05)
John and Pat,
.... As for the nib repair that you did on my Ancora, you wrote
"its never possible to return a damaged nib to exactly the
way it wrote before." You were right. It writes much better
now than it did before it was damaged.
Thanks for everything and stay well,
Alan Lew (11/22/05)
"Hi, I received my customized Pelikan cursive
italic nib and have been using it for several days. Your suggestion
to start with a medium nib to get a fine cursive italic was right
on the money. The ink flow is ideal whether I write large (as I
usually do) or small, as I do when making Daytimer entries. The
appearance of the writing is exactly what I was hoping for,
The nib is perfect!
Received the pen what a true delight! The Sailor 1911 is
a truly fine writing instrument I have never had an experience
like this with any other fountain pen. Thank you very much for all
your assistance. Have a great weekend!
All the best,
Ted Margison (11/4/05)
(Ed: this arrived as a hand-written note:) Dear Pat
and John, Just received my Parker in the mail and am writing this
Thank You note with it. Thank you again for a wonderful job and
repair. My little Parker writes better than a new pen. The
ink flow is perfect. With warm wishes and appreciation, Ra Scavelli
Please excuse my tardiness in writing to thank you and John for
the wonderful work you did on the MB149 nib I sent a couple of weeks
ago. It writes smoothly and easily, and is a real joy to use. The
line laid down is distinctive but not too broad for regular use.
Thanks and all best wishes,
Fritz Kopeinig (11/7/05)
Dear Pat and John,
I received the Parker 51 on Wednesday. While I am still evaluating
it; my first impression is that it is absolutely perfect. I started
with an inspection under a loop; very nice. Then a look at the pen
itself; good. I then drew up some fresh ink,flushed it out, and
then filled it. I have chosen some new Waterman Florida Blue to
use. The first try was a fantastic broad and bold line; beautiful.
The ink flow is great. And smooth; now this is nice.
Robb Swenson (10/27/05)
John, after having been away from the office for several
days, just returned to find my pen. You are a wonder! I of course
had quickly checked out the photos on your web site but they don't
do justice to the magnificent repair job (Ed: Bob is the owner of
the Sailor whose nib is shown on our Before & After page, second
row down: http://www.nibs.com/beforeandafter.htm ) . Thank you so
much for saving a great pen. You've certainly earned a customer
and a reference for life.
Bob Little (10/31/05)
Ive developed finger strain since
getting my new pen from you. I simply cannot put it down. I sometimes
have trouble sleeping and I find that doing some light hearted text
doodling with my pen really helps me relax....
I received the Pilot VP nib unit in this afternoon's mail and have
been using it for the past hour and a half. You have a very satisfied
customer. Extremely smooth with quite nice line variation. No ink
flow hesitancy. A winner. Thanks for all your help when I called.
Les Conner (10/25/05)
Dear Pat and John, I just received today your package
with all the good things i asked, thanks very much. Everything is
perfect. I hope soon contact with you for another order. Once again
thank you very much.
João Ramos (10/25/05)
The pens arrived today, and they are great, everything I expected.
I do not know if you played with the nibs, but they seem excellent.
The fine is fine enough for everyday use, but I would hope to have
a chance to try the XF at some time in the future..... If this was
an ebay purchase, your feedback would be Excellent++++ and Highly
Recommended. Thanks again to you, Pat, and Danielle!!
Dennis Stouffer (10/27/05)
We received the pens yesterday - everything's perr-fect. Thanks
Antje Almeida (10/19/05)
I found my Sailor waiting for me on the doorstep this evening...
it writes beautifully! I had fun amusing myself all evening with
it. I paid the electric bill in my finest script. Very cool looking.
It's been a pleasure dealing with you. Thanks for real great job
on the nib. The cursive italic is just what I was looking for. I
haven't mastered it just yet, but I'm sure my Christmas cards will
be outstanding this year.
-Andre Vriesman (10/20/05)
The pen is here safe and sound. All I can say is WOW!!!
You did a wonderful job. It really saddens me that the people at
Mt Blanc could not repair their own product properly.
Again,Thanks for a job well done.
Bill Marr (10/10/05)
Well- I have broken the pens in and all I can say
is wow!! They are perfect- both with different personalities but
very nice to write with. Thanks to John for his hard work and willingness
to do the needlepoints. I am another very satisfied customer
Rohit Talwani (10/11/05)
Just wanted you to know (somewhat belatedly) that
the pen arrived and that I am absolutely delighted with the way
it writes. As soon as my hectic pace slows a little, I have a couple
of pens I would like to send to have "tweaked" to write
as smoothly as the Pelikan you customized for me. Thanks so much.
You greatly exceeded my expectations.
Glenn R. Padgett (10/11/05)
Just back from extended travels. All pens arrived safely and work
great. Amazing the reconstruction of the Dupont nib and the new
iridium tip on the Dunn. The Sailor pens write beautifully and I
am especially fond of the music nib ground to an OB which is a joy
All the best,
Tom Hakes (10/2/05)
(Ed: this hand-written note arrived on 10/5/05) Dear
John and Pat, I have spent about two weeks with the newest nib you
made for me, and I must say this may be the best one ever.
It is more flexible (thanks) and a little wetter than I expected.
As a result, it is unsurpassingly soft and smooth, and a joy to
write with. Thanks for all your help and wonderful service in my
continuing effort to find that "perfect" pen. Regards,
Ed: this testimonial arrived as a written letter on
9/27/05: Dear Pat & John - I received my new M600 blue/black
stripe today and love it! Thank you very much for the terrific pricing
and workmanship. The extra flexibility has given this pen a wonderfil
"feel" as I write. I am sure I will write through several
bottles of ink with it! Barton
Pat,I think my e mail is working properly now. I
received my falcon last Friday and it is brilliant. The only draw
back is that I now have to save up and purchase some modified nibs
for my Pelikan 800 and city pens. So that they at least write as
well as the falcon. Once again thanks for your excellent service
and although the postage was high I actuall got the pen the next
One more for the lefthanders.
Bob Thomas, UK (9/29/05)
Ed: the following testimonial arrived as a written
note: Dear Danielle, I am really enjoying the Pelikan 400 fountain
pen, in fact it arrived just in time for an examine in which I had
to write 50 pages 8 1/2 x 11 in less than a week. My pen is my primary
writing tool, so it is all in ink. Never have I enjoyed using a
pen as much as this one. I have a Parker Sonnet (in for repair),
a Montblanc Traveler (too much flow), an inexpensive Lamy, two Sheaffer
Targa's no longer used, an old Pelikan 200 still used but not for
long periods of writing. I commend you for your patience and thoughtfulmess
in our telephone conversation. I did find my Noodler's ink to be
just too thick for my needs and at present will use up my Omas purple.
Thank you for your help,
Donald W. Dunn (9/16/05)
Received shipment today and once again, the Mottishaw magic prevails.
Very sweet. Thanks so much - this was worth waiting for.
Dave Burnette (9/20/05)
I have used my new nib (Ed: a Pelikan M400 Fine customized to cursive
italic; a very challenging point) for two days now and like it very
much. It is smoother than my other one and, hence, easier to write
with. I continue to be impressed with the fine level of service
you and John provide along with the high quality product you produce.
Thank you so much for getting this nib done so quickly and well.
I look forward to many years of enjoying writing with it.
Lance Andrewsen (9/22/05)
PAT AND DANIELLE,
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT I RECEIVED THE SAILOR PEN TUESDAY, AND TRIED
IT OUT TODAY, WED. IT IS A GOOD WRITER AND I AM COMPLETELY SATISFIED
WITH THE PEN AND YOUR EXCELLENT SERVICE.
THANKS, SO MUCH
MICHAEL MARLETTO (9/14/05)
Pat -- The pen arrived yesterday afternoon, to a most-pleased
reception. She's been using it, and enjoying it, and adapting to
the nib, and working on her craft -- in short, enjoying it a lot.
You folks are just magicians, when it comes to taking a good pen
and making it great -- a nice thing to behold (and a pleasure to
do business with). And you can quote me on that! Best, Paul Starrs
The Pelikan arrived yesterday afternoon. WooHoo! Writing has not
been this fun in a long time. The nib is EXACTLY what I wanted,
yet lacked the words to articulate. This pen glides over paper with
abandon, and playfully leaves a beautiful and expressive reminder
of it's passing. Truthfully, this instrument exceeds my expectations.
Matt Christian (9/15/05)
Dear Pat and John:
I received my Namiki Vanishing Point this morning with the cursive
italic nib and it is wonderful. The touch and ink flow are just
how I like them to be. The nib is not as flexible as my Omas Arco
Celluloid but it is still very smooth and flowing. This will be
perfect for an all around utilitarian pen to leave on my desk and
much more satisfying to use than a rollerball.
You must be tired of all the accolades for your work but you certainly
deserve all the compliments. Thanks for your help and quick service
in filling my order.
Michael Palis (8/18/05)
(Ed: the following arrived as a hand-written note)
John and Co. - I just wanted to thank you for your work on my Namiki
Falcon. I love it! You should have seen me when it came, it was
like a kid in a candy store. It was truly a pleasure to do business
with you and I can't wait to work with you again. Benjamin Sanda
Pat, I got my Sailor 1911 "Colors" about
a week ago (via FPO to Hong Kong). It is truly a wonderful pen.
Wrote perfectly out of the box. I have tried many fountain pens
and this is hands down the best I have used. Thank you for the great
service and advice on the phone. I will recommend your shop to others
and I hope to have a reason to be a customer of yours yet
Dave Meale, Hong Kong (9/4/05)
Pat - I just wanted to say - thanks - you guys have
done a truly magnificent job repairing my two pens - "skippy"
and "leaky". These now write according to my personal
specs and flow like rivers of beautiful ink - just the way I like
it - I have found the joy of writing again with these heirloom instruments
- I will tell all my frinds and associates about your great work
- job well done and thanks so much - your customer for life ...
regards, Bryan Berndt (8/11/05)
Hi Pat - the pen arrived... and its John's usual stellar
work. He is making it hard to chose pens to carry every day: I used
to have just one favorite. Now I want to carry every one that he
works on. Speaking of which, I have a Namiki Vanishing Point with
a fine point that I'd like modified like the other two. Is that
possible with a nib that size? If so, I'm going to wait to send
it in until I have two pens to send at once: seems like that will
save on shipping/paperwork. Barring any pen epiphanies, I won't
be getting another pen for at least another month or two. Please
pass along my thanks to John. Natasha Jones (8/15/05)
The reconditioned Wahl-Eversharp desk pen with the stub nib arrived
this afternoon. Fortunately, I was off today, and at home to receive
the package. This is one sweet pen. Kudos to John for doing such
an excellently job of mottinshawing this pen. It's a joy to behold
and to use. The stub nib, which as you know by now I am so partial
to, is like butter. Thank you for another masterpiece. Best regards,
Rich Matthies (8/15/05)
Hi Pat, Sorry for the delayed reply. I received the
pen a few weeks ago, but life has been a bit hectic since. I'm very
happy with the look, feel, and writing characteristics of the Omas
Vision, and have been using it happily since it arrived. Thank you
for another pen to treasure and gain pleasure from using. Biro scribblers
really don't know what they're missing!
Best regards, Steve Wood (8/18/05)
When I was in grammar school, I used
to buy the cheap Schaeffer cartridge pens. No telling how many I
went through. Not until I was in college and had an art history
professor who wrote with a fountain pen did my interest renew. I
bought a Schaeffer Targa and used that for a year or so. I got a
nice Parker with a reversible nib (med on one side EF if you turn
the pen over) from my parents for Christmas one year. This professor
had the most beautiful handwriting I ever saw -- like calligraphy.
And she always wrote with brown ink. I thought she had found a really
nice calligraphy pen (I didn't know anything more that B - M - F
and EF existed). I tried to get that same effect out of the Targa.
Obviously that didn't go too far. Not too many years later, I laid
my fountain pens aside.
I bought these 2 Pelikan M800's a couple of years back. I really
love them. They totally renewed my interest in fountain pens again
with a whole new level of satisfaction. That's when I learned that
oblique points existed. I got one and was disappointed that it didn't
produce that same effect I had observed 28 years ago in my professor's
After 28 years ... now I've got it! Sweet,
I'm really pleased. It was well worth the
4 month wait. (By the way, the nibs arrived a day early on Wednesday.)
Thanks so much for fixing me up. I really
appreciate it. W.F.W. (8/4/05)
Omas arrived. John is incredible. The nib is fantastic.
Inked it up with Diamine Presidential Blue and have been writing
ever since. I will drop a more formal thank you note in the mail
later today. Thank you for the superb work -- well worth every penny.
Matt Jacober 8/5/05
The cursive italic nib on this pen is almost enough to make me give
up vintage flexible nibs. John did a great job. The line variation
is remarkable and the ink flow is perfect for me. Please let John
know how happy I am with his work.
jeff kantor (8/8/05)
(Ed: this testimonial arrived in a
hand-written letter) Pat, Thank you so much for all of your help.
My extra-fine extra-flexible Namiki Falcon arrived yesterday, just
as promised. I could not possibly be any happier. The ink flow is
very consistent even when applying almost no pressure on the nib.
Although I do not currently practice Spencerian writing I do appreciate
the very distinctive appearance it gives to my writing, whether
penning a letter to a friend or taking notes at work. This nib does
I found your web site quite by accident. I am a very loyal shopper
and was quite concerned because I was no longer able to purchase
from my usual shop. I was instantly put at ease by your willingness
to answer my questions and your enthusiasm regarding the topic of
fountain pens. I can now say that you are my shop of choice and
look forward to many more purchases.
Thanks again for your assistance in selecting this exquisite pen.
Tim Valley (8/11/05)
Hi Pat, The pen returned home today. I am happy to
say that it is not better, it is perfect! Amazing, truely amazing.
Thank you all so very much. Chris Burton (7/29/05)
I received my nibs on Friday afternnon. I installed them. I wrote
with them. They are like old friends at the tip of my fingers. I
thank you so much. Here, now, is the commentary. The formal italic
is very much what I expected. (I should be handwriting this note.)
The M1000, which is a crisp cursive, I wish were the formal italic.
However, this is rather greedy of me because I use that pen with
red so that I can mark up architectural drawings for others to change.
It works more than perfectly for that task because of the combination
of the softness of the nib and the relatively easier writng attendant
to its non- formal nature. Of course, now I want an extra M1000
body for my other nib, but to be honest, my desire for writing implements
knows no bounds. I am very glad that I have found you. Thank you
Steven Elmets (8/1/05)
Dear Pat: The pen arrived safely and writes beautifully.
I am very pleased - the old Meisterstuck has never functioned so
well. Please let John know that his work was successful and that
I enjoyed talking with him. If he ever wants to know anything about
straight razors, he can give me a call. But then again, a person
can afford only so many manias.....
Miles Jacoby (8/4/05)
The Parker Victory fountain pen arrived this morning. Such smooth
writing! Yet another superb job. John's previous work on the nib
of an old Parker 17 for me was just amazing - a joy to write with.
Please pass on my thanks to John and my praise for his skills.
Pat, John, Danielle, I just wanted to thank you all
for the continued excellent service. The two Omas Ogiva demonstrators
that I recently purchased from you write so beautifully. The broad
nib provides a superb ink flow and allows me to write with a beautiful
line across the page. As you know, I am a huge fan of that Omas
model (I hope so, given that you've sold me 4 of them!), but I am
an even bigger fan of your professionalism, your courtesy, and your
outstanding service. I will grade papers this coming academic year
with more enthusiasm than usual given the pens that you have sold
The pen returned home today. I am happy to say that it is not better,
it is perfect! Amazing, truly amazing. Thank you all so very much.
Chris Burton (7/29/05)
Ed: the following arrived as a written letter: "Dear
John, Apparently I'm about to write my first ever Dear John letter.
(Hope you have a sense of humor.) As per your request this is to
inform you that the pen has arrived safely. M600 with stub BB. I've
received to my amazement exactly what I envisioned. I've never ordered
a custom pen and was apprehensive that I ordered correctly. Everything
is perfect! I will definitely be ordering another in the near future.
Sincerely, J.A. LeFevre (8/1/05)
John and Pat,
The Omas arrived yesterday but did not get to our department office
until after I left. After writing with it for oven an hour this
morning, I am forced to take a break and use this short note to
tell you how pleased I am. This modification is the seventh John
has performed on my pens. Each time the result is better than the
last, but this time John has outdone himself. The Omas will now
become an every-day writer. Compliments received on my handwriting
with pens John has perfected are passed on with my reply, Its
all in the pen. They would believe me if they compared it
to my ball-point scribbling. Thanks again for your fine work.
Don R. Robinson (7/26/05)
I have the pen, and it is FANTASTIC! (Ed: Pelikan
Yasho Lahiri (7/28/05)
Dear John and Pat,
The two Namiki's arrived this morning to my great
delight. Its hard to say which one I'm more excited about. I deliberated
long and hard about whether or not to spend the extra money on the
Raden rather than one of the carbonesque models, but as soon as
I saw it, I knew I had done the right thing. What an exquisite pen.
Greg was right; you can see flecks of the nebulae in the finish.
And this is to say nothing of the nib which is exactly what I wanted--
a wonderfully smooth stub nib that adds loads of character to my
rather drab and inadequate hand. And the Falcon is wonderful too.
It does remind me of several of the vintage flexible nibs I own,
but its much smoother and easier to control. Anyway, these are just
my first excited impressions. Thanks again for these wonderful pens.
Pat and John:
So this is what all the fuss is about ; I feel like a member of
a very elite club ( not an elite member, however), that I happened
to join by happenstance, only to wonder why with much regret that
I did not do so long before now. The pen is a traditional beauty,
and with the seamlessly ground
cursive italic nib working in conjunction with the smooth flow of
a Pelikan, my handwriting is beginning to look much and much less
like most of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence.
There is something about being armed with a pen that has been perfectly
tuned for me, that is both empowering, liberating, and challenging,
that leaves me looking for excuses
to write notes, memos, letters, anything. I love the feeling that
there is fusion of my ideas with ink and paper channeled through
the nib.Thanks for the pen and the wonders you have done with it.
In comparison to what I got , the purchase price was a small pittance
for admission, and no,
I would not have said this were it not completely true. Michael
The EF nib unit for my Waterman Le Mans 200 arrived safely last
week, and I must say it is beautiful. I find it hard to believe
this is a reconditioned nib because it looks flawless. It really
is a pleasure to write with and has breathed new life into this
favourite pen. Thank you for your assistance recently, and I'll
certainly spread the word amongst my friends on your companies remarkable
workmanship. Over eleven thousand kilometres between us, but it
felt like being helped from next door. Stephen Walker (7/13/05)
All the pens arrived safely. As always, John has done an outstanding
job on these writing instruments. The 'new' body on the Parker 51
is indistinguishable from the original, the 61 writes wonderfully
as does the Sheaffer 'Selangor.'
I really appreciate John's mastery of his art. He has given new
life to a pen that belonged to my mother, and she used throughout
her teaching career. Now, and thanks to John, I shall be able to
Thank you all, and my best regards,
Bill Senn (6/22/05)
Hi Pat, Just wanted to let you know that the Ogiva
arrived last Thursday, and I could not be more pleased with it -
beautiful to look at, and it writes perfectly. Thank you so much
for the superb service, and I look forward to ordering my next pen
Very best regards,
Garrett Kyle (6/27/05)
My first Paragon has arrived yesterday. I'm SO pleased with this.
I'm enjoy writing with this. The pen is so beautiful & the nib
is great! And I prefer the size & the weight balance of Paragon,
too. So far this is the best I ever had except a little expensive
to me, maybe you think it's reasonable, don't you? Next time in
near future I will have another Omas with your Medium cursive italic
nib, I think.
Thanks a lot,
(Ed: the following is in reference to a Pelikan M620
It arrived. Its great! It met my expectations completely! Thank
you. Bill (6/13/05)
Just wanted to let you know that since you straightened the tines
and did your magic the pen has stopped leaking. Now it is PERFECT!
I love it and now I see why its a little hard to use my Pelikan.
Sigh....the italians really know how to make a great pen. Voila!
The pens arrived at my door today. They are exquisite,
especially the maki-e (Ed: Namiki Yukari Morning Glory). It may
be the most beautiful maki-e that I have been able to collect. There
are few stores that carry that paerticular line of Namiki. I am
certainly glad to have found yours. Your attention to the nibs is
very much appreciated.
Dear Pat, Got the pens. Fabulous! John's skills are
just amazing! The oblique smoothness of the
Duofold is exactly as I wanted. Same goes for the crispness of the
Waterman 56! Impressive too is how John was able to get the flow
I wanted--not just the points! I am going to be enjoying these immensely...
I am sure I will be back in touch with you when I come back from
my travels in late fall. Have a great summer!
Hi Pat, I
received my Pelikan M700 Toledo with a BB-stub customization last
week, and I absolutely love it. The nib is incredibly smooth and
exhibits a very pronounced line-width variation that truly imbues
handwriting with character. Coupled with the intricately beautiful,
yet understated, Toledo craftsmanship, this is exactly what I was
looking for. Thanks so much for the excellent work-the phone consultation,
securing of the last M700 Toledo from your distributor, and, of
course, the one-of-a-kind nib modification! Best
Regards, Dave (6/17/04)
I received the Pilot Namiki nib you customized for me. I love it!
I neverliked the original nib that came with the pen. As you know
I tried to modify it myself to no avail! This new nib will make
all writing more enjoyable! I might even look forward to scribing
the grocery list now....Thank you so very much.
Sondra Edwards (6/8/05)
I received the pen today. I have to say that it writes
soooo much better than before. Thanks very much for your good work.
I always loved the looks of this pen but avoided it because it did
not write well. Now that you have done your magic on it, I'm sure
it will become one of
Kai Larson (6/10/05)
Pat & John,
Sorry it has taken me a while to confirm receipt of my Patrician.
Just wanted to let you know there is a 100% improvement in the way
this pen performs, and I am very happy with the results. From this
point on, I'll send all my repairs to you. Thanks,
Ray Brunger (6/10/05)
Hi Pat and John,
My MontBlanc arrived safe and sound. That is a great job. The nib
works well and the ink flow is just right. Thank you for your excellent
service and workmanship. My family and friends were pleased to hear
that the pen is now "out of the hospital" and has made
a full recovery.
With best regards,
Richard Tobin, Ph.D. (6/10/05)
I got the package this morning. Thank you very much for everything.
The pen and nib work very well. I am very happy. your works are
This is to report I received the nib unit for my Parker 75 today
and now my "old trusty" writing companion is back in business!
I cannot find the words to describe how happy I am with my "new"
pen. It writes beautifully and according to my specification. I
am also overwhelmed with the speed, quality, and personal attention
that are all a part of the service you give. I will certainly look
first to your company should I require any further servicing on
this or any other pen in my collection in the future!
Richard Kallio (6/8/05)
Hello Pat and John,
I just received the Omas pen back this afternoon and fired it up.
IT'S PERECT!!! As usual, you folks did a great job. It's exactly
what I expected. It writes like an Extra Fine and quite frankly,
I did not notice too much of a compromise in smoothness.
Have a great Summer!
Tony Spina (6/9/05)
I received the pen today in perfect shape. It writes exactly as
I hoped it
would. Thank you and thank John.|
John M. Kelly (6/9/05)
Beautifully done, as always. Many thanks - you are "The Man"
Dr. Cohen (6/9/05)
Dear Danielle,... I wanted to say thanks again, in
print, for the Omas Arco. I think somewhere among the testimonials
on your web site someone is quoted as saying that the pen writes
"like butter". That's something like the sensation I get
when I write with mine. I remember having years ago several pens
that I had all kinds of trouble with, mostly involving erratic ink
flow, scratchy nibs, etc. I used to dream of pens that wrote as
well as the Omas I ordered from you does.
The Pelikan (Ed: M1050) arrived on Monday, and I tried it out that
evening. It is great---a nice fine line, and very smooth. I am delighted
with the pen. It's even more impressive-looking than I thought it
would be, too. I do a lot of writing at home so both this one and
the Arco are being used a lot every day. I carry the Arco around
sometimes, but never the Pelikan---it looks too formidable! Thanks
again for all the great work.
The Aurora Optima arrived on Friday, and I've been
using it ever since. I'm happy to tell you (though hardly surprised!)
that the ink flow stoppages are a thing of the past. What's more,
obviously paid close attention to my writing samples, because the
pen now has the exact flow characteristics I was hoping for. It's
a very sweet writer that will become one of my most-used pens. Add
in delivery well ahead of schedule, a great price, and your attentive
service -- once again, I'm a VERY satisfied customer. Thanks so
Til the next time,
Carl Distefano (5/31/05)
Firstly I would like to tell you that the book has arrived (Ed:
signed/numbered Pelikan). Secondly thank you so so much. I am speechless
myself regarding the book. I think that it will be a fantastic gift
for my husbands birthday, he has a little obession when it comes
to Pelikan Fountain Pens. I will keep my eyes peeled open, and I
might buy his next gift from you again as I had an excellent transaction
with your company. Thank you for the exceptional customer service
you provided and the communiation was excellent.
Thank you once again,
You and John out did yourselves again! The nib on this little Omas
Dama is a real dream to write with. I used to cringe when I picked
up this pen due to having such negative writing experiences with
it before I sent it to John. I'm enjoying it so much now that I
will use it tonight to catch up on all the letters I owe people.
And guess what--it arrived exactly on my birthday. Great job on
the nib and great timing, too!
Laura in Fairbanks, AK (6/7/05)
Dear Pat and John:
I just received the Sailor King of Pen, and put it to test right
away. HUGE nib (just right for my style of writing). And the nib
is actually quite different from the cross emperor on the 1911 -
larger, without the collector on top, with the cross slit sitting
on, what appears to my untrained eye, seperate piece of tine - fascinating.
Just dipped it into a bottle of ink, and wrote a full page with
And as far as the performance right out of the box, I have run out
of superlatives for you folks - I just searched the thesaurus and
found that I had indeed run out. So I will stick to fabulous. You
already had a customer for life, but this just reinforces it.
Pat and John
The Caran D'Ache writes like a dream. Thanks for your professionalism
and great craftsman/craftspersonship. Im looking over the
Pelikan M800. ( some day). I will keep in touch. Thanks again.
Mike Alter (5/27/05)
Dear Pat and John,
I have been using my Pelican Souveran with the new EF nib all day
yesterday and this morning. John did (another) fantastic job: it
writes exactly the way I like. Thank you both so much for your expertise
and attention to detail. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed
writing with the pens that have passed through Classic Fountain
Pens, especially this one.
Al Vitter (5/28/05)
(Editor's Note: we received this testimonial as a
hand-written letter): Dear John & Pat, Thank you so much for
the new Pelikan pen (Ed: M250 Burgundy with a customized BB cursive
italic nib). The nib works really well. Much better, even, than
I expected. I am thrilled with its smoothness and the beautiful
lines that it produces. There has been very little learning curve.
Worked well right out of the box. Many thanks again. Yours sincerely,
Jeremy Ransom (5/24/05)
The beautiful Sterling Silver Sailor 1911 pen arrived
and is wonderful. It's beautiful! gorgeous! and so wonderfully smooth.
The music nib is perfect. You steered me right on it. I thank you!
Writing with the pen is so marvelous -- its "sweet spot"
feels just as smooth as ice -- glides across the paper.
My handwriting has improved -- no more chicken scratch. The appearance
of a mere grocery list just about knocked my husbanded over: "Look
at those rr's, look at that t . . ." he said walking out the
door grinning, amazed. Usually its "what's that word? I can't
read this one either, . . ."
Just incredible, I'm speechless. It might be my favorite
Omas. I love Omas as you know and of the 6 I own, this may well
be my favorite when all is said and done. John is incredible and
so are you. Your perfect record is intact.... (Ed: and then, in
response to a request for permission to quote:) Absolutely, anytime,
John and you have the highest recommendation I can give. Really,
the work you do is like a walk through one of the finest Art Museums.
Nothing short of incredible. Best, Mike (5/25/05)
(Ed.Note: we received this testimonial as a note written
with the subject pen/customization) Hi John & Pat: I owe you
a major apology. My initial impressions of this Pelikan 250, Oblique
flex pen were harsh and unfavourable. I'd never used one before
and it seemed scratchy and delicate. Pat, you were very patient
with me and our mutual friend Danny Marion was a great help in guiding
my understanding. Let's just say that in two weeks of using this
pen I have become a convert! I've already filled it twice and I
can scarcely resist the urge to keep writing. IT IS THAT PLEASUREABLE!
Your assessment of what pen would best suit my hand is spot-on!
I won't hesitate to send you other, more pedestrian, pens for modification.
This is bliss! I've never had a pen that so beckoned me to the page.
Not only have you made the process of writing fun but by writing
more I will lift my creative game to the next level. Put THAT in
you testimonials! Thanks again! Morgan McArthur
Hi Pat! ... the pens arrived safely on Friday and
as always they were more than I could have expected. I couldnt
put the demonstrator down all weekend... As for Johns actual
work, it just seems to get better and better, and I feel privileged
to be able to write with these pens. The Right Oblique nib for the
demonstrator is a particular successyou may convert me to
the 14K religion yet! As I surmised, its really the perfect
pen for my Moleskine. I should really do some sort of ad campaign
on that, shouldnt I? Anyway, apologies again for the belated
but enthusiastic thanks and you know Ill be in touch as my
Best to all,
Jim Cappio (5/19/05)
I've been using the Bronze Arco for about a month. It's gotten a
number of comments from the other fountain pen users at work. I'm
quite happy with both the look of the pen and how smoothly it writes.
If you do come across a "medium-sized" Bronze Arco, let
me know as I would consider purchasing one with a slightly smaller
pen body. Thanks again for a fantastic pen!
I just returned from vacation thus the delay in answering you,but
the package was awaiting me. Today I pened it and tried the pen.
It was exactly what I was hoping for,both in its writing ability
with an extrafine nib as well as the repaired filling mechanism
which works beautifully. So in short
I'm thrilled with the pen and congratulate you on the workmanship--the
best I've seen from any repairman.
Parker 51 Pen RECEIVED-WOW
Pat, John, it is as you said, I fell in love at first use. It is
marvelous, ultra velvet smooth with
spectacular ink flow. Almost fluid. Very beautiful looking. I will
enjoy using this pen at work to do my Lab entries. Regards of the
highest magnitude to you and John,
The Ercolessi arrived today and I am very happy with the results.
John got exactly the width I wanted in the nib while maintaining
a smooth feel and an even flow of ink. It was like he read my mind...
Thank you again for doing such great work on my pen. I can see why
you were recommended to me. I hope we have the chance to do business
together again. Until then, best wishes with all of your projects.
John and Pat,
I received the pens, books... in good order.
I have the Gaudi in my pocket today.
Thanks for all of your help. In the words of your esteemed Governor
"I'll be back!"
Dear John, Pat,
The pen arrived safely on Monday. I am very pleased with the adjustment;
I feel that the nib has
been adjusted to exactly what I had imagined-slightly more flexible
than my M800.
Thank you very much for the wonderful work.It makes me want to send
you more pens for the adjustment. It is seriously addictive.
Have a nice weekend!
Just wanted to tell you about my experience with the new Omas Bronze
Arco. First off, I am extremely pleased. I have purchased many fine
writing instruments in the past, but never one that had been inked
and tested prior to shipping. There have been bad experiences, and
I can't tell you how comforting it was to have an expert test it
out first. You may have spoiled me for buying pens anywhere else.
The Arco writes beutifully. I have had a busy week seeing patients,
so the pen has had a good trial. I found that Private reserve black
velvet ink (despite its reputation as having good flow) seemed to
slow the pen down. But switching over to Aurora Black made all the
difference. I haven't skipped a line since and it write's beyond
I wanted to say thanks. Your thoughtful questions about my writing
preferences were spot on, and you delivered a pen that functions
exactly as I would want.
I am sure I will be speaking with you again about other pens!
So, how can I describe this new nib of mine? On this blustery ?
spring day, what comes to mind is noon on any day in the middle
of August, a bright hot shining sun and a tall,cool drink of water
or tea with some ice cubes after walking for a few hours or working
outdoors. It's that satisfying, complete with a smile and ahhhhhhhhhh,
especially after its failed fine/scratchy predecessor.
Thanks again to you and John, until next time.
Just got the pen. The nib is fantastic! Fabulous! Up to now, I've
always been a bit unsure about my nibs. This one is just perfect!
It seems I finally figured out the right combination of features--thickness,
line variation, flexibility, flow. Thank you for helping me determine
what I actually want my nibs to be! If you keep a file on me, please
record the parameters of this nib in it as I envision sending more
pens to you for alteration.
Thank you, guys, very much!
Got it today. I would never have believed that such
a good result was possible, given the mangled piece of junk I sent
you. Thanks! D. (4/25/05)
Dear Pat and John,
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you and thank
I'm so very happy with the results! I just got them from UPS, two
hours ago and have been playing with my babies' since then... John,
you are truly a genius and you'll never know how deeply this has
affected me! When you do a job, you do it RIGHT!... John, from now
on when I can afford it I will be sending you more pens and I want
to thank you again for the magnificent job you did with my pens!
I just had a chance to try the Nakayas that John fixed. PERFECT
there is a huge improvement in my opinion. Now they write as I had
originally expected from Nakaya.
Thanks again for the great service and great work. Looking forward
to future business.
Good morning Pat,
The Pelikan 600 came yesterday and I have a new favorite pen. The
double broad is soooo sweet. John must have worked some of his magic
on the nib because it is perfection even by Pelikan standards. Pelikan
is the Sovereign and Nibs.com is the Prime Minister!
Kind Regards, Loyd (4/22/05)
Pat/John/Danielle (in no hierarchical order at
I got my pens back today and was very pleased, of course. The retips
are great and--best of all--you succeeded in retipping that HR Safety
while absolutely preserving it's writing character! Not a great
nib or a fancy pen, but one I love a lot. I guess it's all in a
day's work for you, but very impressive to me!
Thanks again and be well,
Dear Pat and John,
I received the package today and have been enjoying both the Waterman
and the Pelikan. I'm absolutely happy with both. So happy I don't
know which to use! I have decided to use the Pelikan for now, I
do like its feel, its smoothness. But I like very much the needlepoint
of the Waterman: very much like my old cheap and sharp steel nibs.
Thank you for everything.
I just wanted to let you know that the Paragon arrived. Keep that
writing sample on file! Like the other Omas pens I have purchased
from you, this one is set up perfectly for my writing preference.
In fact, I think in the future I will switch over to medium nibs
now that I know they do not have to write like a flood. Thank you
again. A customized pen makes the writing experience even more delightful
Regards, John Cullen (4/8/05)
Pat, John, et al.,
My little pen has been here for about an hour now. I just can't
believe the difference nor can I say enough about how happy and
enthusiastic you've made me. The guys at Fountain Pen Hospital are
right -- you are the best!... David (3/22/05)
John, Pat, and Danielle: The 600 size nibs I ordered
yesterday arrived today. It is with great regret that I find it
difficult to describe their performance without resorting to what
some might construe as hyperbole. To avoid excessive praise, I will
say that others might find the medium stub to be extraordinary,
but not me. I will have to call it acceptable. The flexible oblique
can also be termed acceptable. Acceptable includes instant starting,
smooth wet line with no skipping in response to my light touch.
This, a coincidence I believe, meets my requirements. I hope this
response will soften my careless use of such terms as wizard in
past communications. After all, we don't want pen lovers to harbor
outrageously high expectations!
Sincerely and with appreciation, George (3/23/05)
I am finally able to send you an e-mail after rejuvenating my computer.
The Bologna Autunno arrived last Fri evening on schedule. Everything
about it is outstanding! The color reminds me of golden birch and
aspen leaves floating at different depths in fall water or of golden
leaf litter on dark autumn ground so enjoyable to rotate
and admire in the light. The nib is exactly what I wanted
very smooth, good ink flow, and just the right definition of broad
and fine lines. Thank you for recommending the broad nib altered
to a cursive italic and thank John for his usual high quality technical
and artistic work. I really appreciate your typical courteous, quick,
expert service. I cant imagine buying a pen from anyone but
you folks. Im already dreaming about another OMAS from you.
Dear Pat, The pen arrived this morning! I was downstairs
at lightspeed the minute I heard the doorbell go, and practically
ripped it out of the postman's hands. It's gorgeous, and the nib
is perfect - I've never written with anything specifically designed
to fit my way of writing before, and I keep wondering why it feels
so smooth and I'm not having to keep turning the pen around to get
a better angle. I should be sending this as a proper, ink-on-paper
letter to demonstrate, but I wanted to gush immediately, so e-mail
it is. The only problem now is that you've spoiled me for uncustomised
nibs (not to mention that, now I know what you can do, I'll be wanting
to experiment with different kinds). Hey ho; there goes my bank
balance...Thank you (and John, obviously!) so much for all your
help, friendliness and craftsmanship; I can't remember the last
time making a purchase was so much fun.
Got the Nakaya, Pat, and it writes like a dream.
I'm beginning to think there are only two types of fountain pens
in this world: those touched by Mottishaw, and those not; and that
the difference is absolutely everything.
I picked up the nib from the PO last evening, and have been using
it since. I am running out of superlatives for John. I just learned
that I really like using pens with light rather than medium pressure
(Could you please update this in your database as well?) The nib
has a nice flex and is fun to write with. I also found the Mont
Blanc Tela color ink to be pleasure to use. And their stationary
is superb. I have been trying MB and Clairfontaine and both are
superb. I have also tried the 3B M1000 on Canson sketch sheets (50Lb
stock) - the pen literally floats across the paper. So Stationary
does make a difference huh....
Hi Pat, The Penol arrived today and I am more than
happy with the it. The pen
is fantastic! Beautiful work.
Dear Pat and John,
I just received the pen. And I dont know if I can describe
how happy I am with this Pelikan 800. I just filled it with some
Amethyst ink and it just flows. This is my first cursive italic
and I just love it. the line variations are just amazing. I thank
you so much!!!...
Thanks again Guys, Youre the BEST
Dear Pat & John, I received the pen on Tuesday
and I've now been using it for a day and a half. It's better than
I believed this pen could ever be and as good as my wildest dream!
It writes exactly as I wanted it and it hasn't skipped once, not
even after being left uncapped and unused for over
five minutes - simply a perfect writing instrument. With such reliability
and pleasure of use, my productivity at work increased :-) Now I
know what people mean by "mottishawed" pen.
Thank you, it was worth every penny!
-- Matteo (3/10/05)
Dear John, Danielle and Pat,
Thank you for the pen and its prompt shipment. It writes just grand!
If anyone I know voices interest in fountain pens and the like,
I shall most assuredly recommend them to you.
I wish you continued success.
Pat, Sorry to report that so far I am happy with
the crooked stub Waterman. I will try again this weekend to fine
some fault with it. Of course, I don't know what I am doing. But,
as far as I can tell, it writes smoothly and in a reasonably attractive
fashion despite my poor handwriting technique. I will feel compelled
to improve my handwriting so as to be able to take advantage of
the pens potential....
Dear Pat and John,
The Falcon flew into Provo yesterday, and I found it in my mailbox
this morning. My first reaction is very positive: it makes a mark
on the paper every time, with even the slightest touch. No need
to coax this pen. I love the flexibility, which allows me variation
in line. It is comfortable in the hand. The ink flow is even. I
suspect that this pen will be the one I always carry with me. Don't
worry, however, it won't keep me from acquiring further pens from
you. I am very, very satisfied.
With kindest regards and appreciation,
Last Friday I received the pens in perfect conditions. I'd like
to emphasize the very good work done with the Hemingway's nib (it's
very nice to feel its smooth writing touch, I love it).
Be sure you've got a new and happy customer...
Indalecio Gil (2/15/05)
Just a note to say that my pen arrived Fri afternoon. So firstly,
thank you for the care in packaging it...I could tell it was packed
with great care.
Also I would like to express my thanks to Danielle for her help
and advice which added greatly to my whole experience of purchasing.
It was a joy working with a professional!
I have just tried out the pen and so what to say? Hmmm...perfect
is the only word. The choice of EF was the right choice and my requirement
for a smooth flowing pen is perfectly met. What I also really enjoy
about using this pen is that it is so light in physical weight.
Many many thanks to all,
Dear John and Pat:
The Namiki, Bamboo arrived today and it couldn't be better. It looks
beautiful and writes smoothly with a very clear and crisp line.
Once again I depended on you folks and you came through for me.
Thank you both. I can't tell you how grateful I am that there are
still good old fashioned, honest and competent artisans and technicians
out there. You guys really provide a necessary and valuable service.
Joe Burruso (2/28/05)
I received the pens yesterday. I do not think a
short e mail would do any justice to the pens or the service. The
items were wonderfully packed, with layer after layer of protection
(I almost felt like a kid opening a birthday present).
I immediately pounced on the Sailor 1911 with the Emperor Cross
nib - OH MY GOD!!! There is only one way to describe the flow and
writing - like a warm knife slicing through butter. So smooth, with
an EXCELLENT ink flow. I started writing and have not kept the pen
down. So much so that I have not even tried the Togi Emperor unit
that you had sent along. The pen has a nice heft to it and the material
just looks and feels luxurious.
As for the Pelikan M1000 - I have found the daily use pen of my
dreams. I like heavy pens, and this is just about right for me.
The nib is beautifully flexible, and just by varying the pressure
a bit, I could vary the width of the up and down strokes, and my
already decent handwriting looks like calligraphy.
And the best part of the experience is the service. I found dealing
with you and Pat very very enjoyable. Both of you were very responsive,
prompt, helpful, and pleasant. So much so that I am not buying another
pen without talking to you first. And Kudos to Pat for her diligence
(She returns e mails in the blink of an eye). Overall a very enjoyable
I received the pen in ship-shape order, which is appropriate for
a Sailor 1911... It is prefect. Your advice was spot-on, and the
pen, loaded with red ink, is now my preferred instrument of torture
for correcting my students' essays...!
Many thanks once again for all your help, and more importantly for
all your (correct) advice...
. received package. problem is that only once
in a lifetime will i need a nib.and only once in a lifetime will
i be able to deal with such an effient firm as yours. bottom line
is that i should live more than one life! thank you.
james schilt (2/4/05)
I received my Nib today in mail. I promptly filled the pen and it
was ready to go right away. Wow! What a difference. I used light
pressure and that felt great. Thanks so much for saving this pen.
It was never this good even when I first got it.
You are the best!
Todd McNeilage (2/7/05)
Dear Pat and John,
I have just received the Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell and it is even
more gorgeous than I could have imagined; and, what to say about
the re-ground OB nib? Well, its wonderful: it writes really
smoothly and with a very defined line width variation.
I do appreciate your advice, the fine work with the nib and, specially,
your excellent customer care. I have to say this has been one my
best customer-experiences and I will surely repeat it.
Best regards from Spain.
Alfonso Cossío (2/7/05)
Dear Pat, I received the lovely Sailor koi pen
yesterday and it meets my expectations perfectly! The beautiful
shape is hard to image until you see it in person. I know my husband
will love it!
Thanks so much for all of the care you took in discussing pens
with me and in arranging the best
shipping schedule for me. Not only are you folks consummate professionals,
but you also offer
exceptional customer service. Thanks again to John for tweaking
to perfection the little Pelikan I purchased earlier....
Got my pen back and it writes superbly. It's well worth the extra
expense to get this level of performance. Thanks.
Ned Wolfe (2/3/05)
Dear Pat, Thank you so much for the VP nib unit. The bold stub
is smoother than I expected and really enhances my otherwise awful
writing. My thanks go to you and Danielle for a delightful and personal
customer service experience. Please give my regards to John for
creating such a fine product. I'm sure I'll be in contact again
in the near future.
Jamie Molaison (2/4/05)
Hi Pat, yes it arrived safely yesterday. Although
I bought it on the spur of the moment, and would normally never
have considered spending so much on a pen (Ed: Pelikan M400 White
Tortoise), I'm absolutely thrilled! It is a really lovely piece,
and it writes like it's always belonged to me. I think I may become
a serious collector...
All the Best
The Wahl-Eversharp Signature (coral) and Streamline Parker Duofold
(lapis) arrived today, and I am delighted. They both write as smoothly
as when I sent them, both have perfect ink flow, and the welds are
Fountain pens are a joy--thank you for the joy you give to all of
Bob Bernstein (2/2/05)
Pat and John-
I just received the Parker 75with the broad left oblique nib. The
pen is beautiful and writes as smooth as butter. As always, many
thanks for a wonderful pen.
Nick Marcantonio (2/3/05)
Hey Pat, Ok this is definitely a quote for the
web site that you can post at your convenience:
The Pelikan M805 is the closet thing to heaven in a writing instrument
this poor sinner is ever going to obtain. As for the Black
M805 the minute you get one of them in send me an
invoice so I can approve it. Set it up exactly the same way you
set up the blue one... Talk to you soon. And thanks again for providing
a great service.
Thank you for quick delivery of my recent order. The nib went in
easily and gave me the style Id always wanted. Youve
got me hooked; I want a nib like it for my Pelikan Shanghai (M6200?).
Same address and billing
David Barnes (1/25/05)
Pen arrived on time and is an outstanding writer out of the case
-- whatever you did to "tune it up" certainly worked!
The pen arrived, and, as I anticipated, it is spectacular
(Ed: Omas Celluloid Saft Green Hi-Tech). It is in fact a jewel as
all the Omas celluloid pens are. Now if I can just hold off buying
another for a little bit! Of course, the nib and ink flow are superb...
fantastic. Thank you very much.
Ed: we received the following in a hand-written letter:
Dear Pat, Just a brief note to let you know (and show you) that
the Pelikan 250 I ordered made it half way around the world and
writes perfectly! Any concerns I had about it being too "wet"
writing are confounded, even on the 3rd World paper we have here...
I really appreciate your helpful advice in choosing the right pen
and set up. It's rare to see that kind of customer service today...
Sincerely, Randy (1/19/05)
Hey Pat, All I can say about the way this pen writes is WOW!!.
Thanks again for the attention you gave me during the order process.
I will be ordering again and soon.
I do have a question do you have any of the Pelikan Soverãn
M805s in solid blue and black left? Thanks.
Got the pen and love it! It feels and writes great. Just for curiosity
sake I may have to send it in for a more flexible nib someday though.
Thanks for the wonderful service!...
Casey Schaefer (1/7/05)
I have been a Quality Assurance Specialist for the biggest part
of my adult life. As part of my job I have researched the Quality
Control Systems of many companies. The fountain pen industry, unfortunately,
does not have a really good record for Quality Control. Even Pelikan,
which has one of the best records of Quality Control, still has
occasional problems which I have personally experienced before doing
business with Classic Fountain Pen and John Mottishaw. Over the
last year plus I have purchased a goodly number of fountain pens
from John and crew. Each and every pen has functioned perfectly
right out of the box. My new Omas Bronze Arco which I received yesterday
afternoon is no exception. It is a beautiful pen and as usual the
custom broad stub nib writes superbly right out of the box. I would
never have purchased such a high end pen if I was not convinced
that it would function perfectly. Thanks again John. I am looking
forward to receiving my next order.
Don Smith (1/14/05)
Let me first give you, John and Danielle my best wishes for New
Year. I hope you will experience only happiness.
I am sorry for replying to you only now but when my pens arrived
to the Netherlands I was already away for my Christmas holidays.
I received the pens after my return.
I am very happy with both pens. The round stub nib of my new Pelikan
800 is really nice and is what I was hoping for. I am also very
nicely surprised with the Sailor pen with the modified stub nib.
It writes very smoothly with the amount of ink flow I like. Both
pens give very nivce writing characteristics.
Thank you for this great job. Again!...
Dear Pat, I have postponed writing you until I cannot find any
other excuse not to tell you my experiences with the pen I ordered
from Classic Fountain Pens. I still cannot believe how pleased I
am with this simple purchase. This is the first custom nib I have
ever owned but my experience with it makes me think it is an old
friend I have had for years. I can only credit your responses to
my needs and the fine work all of you do every day. I cannot be
more pleased with my purchase and the customer service that has
already been extended to me.
Bill T. (1/4/05)