Sorry it's taken me a few days to let you know how much I'm
enjoying the Triumph with its new EF nib. I was in the middle of
three simultaneous work crises when it arrived, but I immediately
inked it up, and nearly swooned after the first two words. I've
hardly put it down since (I take lots of notes while I work). You,
sir, are the king of smoothness!
||(re. Namiki Vanishing Point thread replacement)
Ron you are a pen genius. The facets approximate and line up at just
the appropriate torque thread force. The job is so cleanly done. The
old vanishing points were the best, minus the one design flaw at the
joint. Now this pen is reinforced and I feel confident opening it to
change an ink cart or bottle fill.
||(re. Namiki VP thread replacement)
My faceted Vanishing Point is back home and I am delighted with the
repair. THIS is how Pilot should have made the pen in the first place.
All pf my pens are now back
home after having your expert hand applied in repairing them. I am
thoroughly pleased with your beautiful work. The
Black Doric and the two Sheaffer Triumphs are like new in appearance
and function and are once again on display in my collection. Thank you again for your excellent work. Money well spent to enhance my collection.
you for the world-class restoration of these two pens. These were my
Dad's pens. Their return, in such great condition, is very special to
me. Prior to retiring, I restored and repaired smoking pipes for people
all over the world. I would receive their emails of appreciation and
be pleased to have made them happy. However, receiving these pens and
feeling the emotional/sentimental satisfaction of their newfound beauty
gives me more understanding how my pipe customers have felt. The circle
also read your blogs and laughed with knowledge at the lengths you go
to make a project work...and then have it break in half. Been
there...many times. :-)
I am glad not only that I found your site, but also that
you state your scheduling boundaries in order to preserve your sanity.
Best regards and continued success,
Many thanks to you both.
My 5 repaired/serviced vintage Parkers arrived today, looking factory
fresh instead of the tired 80yr olds that they did before.
The transformation is amazing. I can see why Ron gets such enthusiastic
feedback on your website.
The packing, which I suspect might be your department, was equally superb.
Now, which one do I ink first????.... decisions, decisions....
Ron – I have had my Skyliner back from you for a
couple of weeks now and I hope you received my letter of thanks. I am so
pleased with the work that you did that I am writing again. The pen is
fabulous. Your work is beyond any expectation
that I had. Thank you so very much. It was worth every minute of the
||Thank you very much for the wonderful job
Ron did on my Hundred Year fountain pen. The gold and red plactic
sparkle. I was pleasantly surprised at the smooth, easy flow of
ink and I am getting
to like the stiff nib and fine line. The pen sings its own
praises to all my pen friends and when the topic of restoration comes
up your names
are first on my list of recommended experts for quality work and
||The pen arrived safely yesterday. I want to take a moment to thank you for your service.
By profession, I am a college professor and a writer with an affection
for fountain pens. But until a couple of years ago, all of my pens were
modern. As a WWII buff, I've developed an affection for wartime pens,
esp Sheaffer (my wife's family were once Sheaffer dealers).
This is the third pen I've received from you (though one came through
David Isaacson) and none has failed to please. I buy a few pens a year,
through the Internet, and I have become resigned to sending them back
once or twice to have the nib adjusted or other defects fixed. I've
learned that the description of a pen's condition, even from reputable
dealers, is often "generous."
In contrast, I have found your prices to be fair, your descriptions to
be accurate and complete, and your service to be prompt and careful.
So thanks for all of that and best wishes for every success in the future.
||Just to let you know that the Sheaffer you kindly
agreed to grind to a CI (cursive italic) arrived today. I've
inked it and, as you'd expect, I'm pleased with it: very pleased
indeed. Love it! Thanks again for your patience and craftsmanship. With
best wishes. Yours,Roger
||Nice... very, very nice. And sweet! Sweet and nice...
Thank you so much, Ron, I'm really going to enjoy this pen.
||I received the pen - I wish to convey my thanks to Mr.
Zorn for his restoration and to you for the great customer service -
frankly, upon inspecting the pen, I must say the restoration exceeded
Balance arrived safely - I just was able to ink it today. I
really like you guy's work. It looks great - are you sure
it's the same pen? Very, very nice.
||Finally got around to inking up my new Sheaffer Balance and using
it. It is a wonderful writer, very smooth, with some line
variation to my untutored eyes. I ended up putting
the De Atramentis Pine Green ink in it, having been reassured by folks
on FPN that it does not stain. It is a lovely match with the pen.
Thank you again for all of your good communication, information
and help. I love this pen!
||What can I
say, but thank you so very much. You held my hand all along the way, my pens
arrived home safe and sound, and in factory, mint, perfect, stellar and
better than new condition. If this is not a standard classification, then I
just invented one for your workmanship!! The Pens are beautiful and work
perfectly, unfortunately, my penmanship has not improved.
I consider myself one of many lucky souls who have had an opportunity to
extend a special thanks for your expertise and unabashed love affair for
your craft. Ron I am certain that my pens are in the same condition now,
as when I received them as gifts from my parents in the 50's.
Returning the Parker 51 trashed breather tube and filler sac was over the
top....you are a consummate professional.
|Augastine in Canaca
||The pen has arrived safe and sound. I have
been writing with it for a couple of days and what a pleasure
it is. I don't know how you do it, but even though the nib is XF,
it glides beautifully across the page and lays down a nice
wet line - perfect. I look forward to our next
|Only to let you know that the pen part arrived safely
yesterday to my p.o. box. After checking the pen I can only tell you a
big thank you !!!! Great work. Quick work. Integrity. Reasonable
shipping and repairing costs !!!!. A million thanks.
||I would like to thank you for the work you did to my
two Conway Stewart Churchill fountain pens for which you replaced the
ink sacs and corrected ink flow, as well as the three Conway Stewart
‘58’ nibs on which you corrected the ink flow. All
five of these pens are a pleasure to use. The ink flow is perfect
for my style of writing. I can leave any one of those pens
standing capped for three or four days only to have them start writing
the moment the nib touches paper. They are now constant
companions that you resurrected from the “I don’t want to
face the problems of this pen” stack of pens that I once owned.
Specialty pen restoration
Even in a field rich with people
of high standards and integrity, Ron Zorn stands out. Doing top-quality
work is just the beginning; Ron's honesty, efficiency, and respect for
his customers are the characteristics that place him in the top rank of
professional fountain pen restorers, and I do not bestow such praise
just got back my Grandma's Triumph Tuckaway and I am delighted.
It's beautiful and it writes like a dream, to boot! Thank
you so much. I also love that you included the filling
instructions—this is my first vacuum filler so I was thinking I
would have to Google for them—as well as the correct lead for the
pencil. I'll be seeing Grandma in a couple of weeks; I can't wait
to show her the state her pen is in now!
Let me second David's use of the
term 'par excellence' in regard to Ron's work. I learned about Ron from
David at last year's pen show here in Raleigh, and I've had him restore
several pens for me. His work is impeccable, and what I appreciate the
most is that he is attentive to historical detail. He clearly loves
what's he's doing and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the field.
Just received the pen today. I feel that I must owe you something for
your time and expertise; for crying out loud, you are one of the
pre-eminent pen restoration experts in the country, and you not only
took this pen, but shlepped it with you other places to brainstorm with
other experts. I really appreciate your not returning the pen
immediately, but viewing it as a challenge to overcome. That is a true
testement to your caring and passion for your work and your clients.
year you completely rebuilt a Snorkel I've had since 1958, which hadn't
been in working condition for decades and which I'd been told was
irrepairable. Every time I use it I feel EXTREMELY grateful to
you. Thanks again.
Not only did the pens arrive TODAY but, geez Ron - I send you
four battered old pens and get four brand new ones back? You
are truly gifted. The green military clip looks like it's been sitting
safely under cover unused for 60 years. You even managed to make the
brassing on the cap band nearly unnoticeable. I am simply blown away
by the caliber of your work!
By far the highlight of the show,
[Washington] though, was the magic performed by Ron Zorn, who was set
up to do on-the-spot repairs Friday and Saturday.Poor Ron never really
got a chance to see the show, but did a mess of repairs for me,
including some really tricky stuff - a couple of sacs where the
sections were nearly fused to the barrels or the rotting sac had
destroyed the pressure bar inside the barrel, and some 51s with tricky
hood alignment issues, as well as a flow adjustment on a mis-performing
Vac Maxima. By far the most magical work he did, though, was on the 51
By the time he resacced it and reassembled
it, it was so crystal clear that, although I bought it as a user, I
suspect I'm going to have to buy another one for that purpose - this
one went from stained to factory fresh in Ron's hands. And, anyone who
fears for the future of hobby should have seen Ron's sons discussing
the intricacies of various pens and angling for more allowance so that
they could acquire another pen or two!
The Swan arrived yesterday. It
writes like a champ now. A wonderful wet flow, and it started right up
this morning after sitting all night in the pen cup. It's working
exactly as it should.
Many thanks for a job well done.
I received my Sheaffer yesterday. Stunning! The way it feels on
paper is like no other pen I have used. And, the sentimental value is
Thank you so much for restoring this treasured memory of my dad.