From time to time, I’ll write an article about a pen-related topic of particular interest to me. A selection of these writings can be found here.
I offer a variety of restoration services for writing instruments, with a focus on the reversal of dents in Parker “51” fountain pen caps.
Though I don’t consider myself a dealer, I do sell a few items occasionally. Take a look in my shop and see if there’s something you like.
I recently picked up a Parker 51 Signet for $20. It was in horrible shape, but I figured it was worth that price just for the parts. Anyway, I sent the pen to Daniel Kirchheimer expecting that there was nothing that he could do. What he sent back to me is remarkable! The miracles that he works on dent removal are beyond words. If you have a metal pen or cap that needs work, I can’t recommend Daniel’s services too highly.
The pen came in today and I am extremely impressed with your skillful repair. I planned to look at the pen with great scrutiny, knowing this would be the most careful look it would get from me. Your results are amazing! To be honest, I doubted you could get the dents out well enough to satisfy me. Not that I thought you weren’t a good repairman, it was more the realization that I am very particular, probably had some unrealistic expectations and I wanted the pen to look essentially as it did when I bought it for my father. In addition to now having a nice looking pen, I also have the nostalgia of knowing this was the pen that I bought some 40 years ago when I was in college and worked at the pen counter at the university bookstore. It is very gratifying to know that there is someone like you that is committed to such a high level of service.