Here’s a selection of comments from my clients regarding my writing instrument restoration work.
I received the pen today. It looks great. I can’t even tell where the dents were.
You told me when I showed you my dinged GF ‘51’ cap that you weren’t sure you could make it perfect, but when the pen came home I tried for some time, without success, to find the ding. I know where it was, doggonnit, I even have a photograph of it, and I still can’t find it; it’s just not there anymore. Thank you! You, sir, are magic, and when I find somebody as good as you are, I tend to come back. And to refer all my friends.
It’s the cap dents where you’re a genius…Just opened your box and I’m really impressed… I sent you the absolutely worst caps I’d ever seen – incredibly hopeless cases.
I got the cap today. I have to tell you, you get an A+++. You did outstanding work, especially removing that deep long scratch. Much better than I ever expected that it would come out. I am very happy. Thanks!!!
I just wanted to take a moment to rave about the work Daniel did on my Parker 51 Signet…it arrived earlier this week. I am in shock. It is far, far beyond what I hoped [he could] do with it. Incredible… To say the pen was dented would be like saying the Grand Canyon is a divot. The pen was mangled. I received it as part of a multi-pen auction win, and had initially thought it would at best be a parts pen. I sent it to Daniel and in practically no time he had it looking almost new. He fixed a crushed cap, dented barrel, squashed inner cap, and restored the blue diamond on the clip too. Fast, friendly, and professional- what more could you want? I can’t recommend Daniel highly enough.
I did not know a pen could look better than mint. Daniel provided expert advice to a new collector to replate the ball on the clip of a Waterman 12PSF in an unnoticeable fashion. Furthermore, he polished the rest of the nib so that it looks like it just came from the factory. Finally, and most surprisingly, he burnished the hard rubber and restored the color to the pen. But he did not just do that, it literally shines and gleams in a manner I thought was not possible. Even on the top of the cap the finish is such that my content, smiling teeth can be seen in reflection. Many thanks, Daniel; I am simply astounded and very grateful….You have brought the vintage pen quest to new levels of possibility with your outstanding work.
This is simply amazing! The most striking is the obvious ‘disappearance’ of the gouge in the Heirloom not to mention what I thought was a melt-down sterling cap. I’ll put a check in the mail to you tomorrow and add you to my ‘Recommended’ list.
Well!! The ‘pieces’ arrived today. You are a magician; and one with a twisted sense of humor. You couldn’t have made me happier; the pens, of course look great too…Love your work…So glad I found you.”
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.
You can imagine my surprise when I opened that package. All I can say is WOW!! A fantastic job. You are a master craftsman. I honestly can’t imagine how you did it. (How many NOS caps do you have?) I’m really at a loss for words…Thanks again for a fantastic job.”
Given the accident that happened to the pen, you did an amazing and masterful job to restore it so beautifully and to polish it to a perfect shine to boot. Working with you was really easy and gives me a sense of old school trust. I hope to work with you again in the future, and can recommend your name to anyone whose beloved fountain pen needs a facelift. Thank you!
The nib looks brand new and it writes perfectly. I haven’t ever had the privilege of using a flexible nib as smooth as this one before. You did an amazing job with it and I am sincerely thankful.
I received the items yesterday (I picked up my Holiday mail at the post office) and you did an amazing job, thank you. Superb work. Do you have a reference letter area on your website? If you do I will write a letter for you with a strong recommendation.
I was off on Thanksgiving vacation, and when I returned, I opened a stunningly beautiful Parker Heritage 51 set.
The work is fantastic! Everything I heard or read about your quality repair service is very true.
Just got the pen -incredible job !!!. Thanks a lot. My check is on the way.
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.
Thanks Daniel, a beautiful piece of work as usual.
The pen is great. No one could tell it is anything but brand new. You really do beautiful work and I appreciate your consideration in handling this very difficult and time consuming job…. I look forward to sending you other pens in the future.
Ian S. Kopelman
The 14k Parker 51 cap arrived today. It is positively beautiful. You did a masterful job. I have the pen and pencil set with the original box. They are in dove gray. I really look forward to using them. I also look forward to doing business with you again.
A wonderful job as always and worth the wait!
The pens arrived today, and they are stupendous! No one does it like you do, and that’s a skill I appreciate. You are the only person I know who can truly make a purse out of a sow’s ear…your plating is nothing short of miraculous – truly beautiful, and I thank you sincerely.
Thank you so much for your magnificent job on my Eversharp pen cap…I am tremendously impressed with the job you did…many, many thanks for your superb work…I look forward to speaking with you the next time I need your expert services.
I had a significantly brassed Sheaffer Jade Flattop which I sent to Daniel for restoration. I just got it back and the man is a genius when it comes to restoring metal finishes on pens!
My Parker 51 cap and pen arrived yesterday with other pens you looked at. Thank you for a great job. It is hard to believe that this cap is the one I sent you; the cap looks beautiful and I will enjoy carrying the pen every day and using it. The dents are gone, the diamond is refurbished, and the cap looks great. I hope to recommend you when I have the opportunity. Should I encounter another nice pen that needs such work, I know you can handle it expertly.
Thanks again for such a great job…You’re a miracle worker.
WOW!!!! Talk about FAST!…The cap came yesterday…I think it looks great! …it is a MAJOR improvement over the way it was. GREAT JOB. Thank you. I really appreciate what you did. Thanks again. Really. It’s super!… THANKS! BEAUTIFUL JOB. Everything looks great… Oh… and the Mont Blanc is terrific!
The pen just arrived. You did a beautiful job restoring the clip! When I have other pens in need of trim restoration in the future, I now know that you are the master.