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June 27, 2017

Mike:

I received the El Toro Fountain Pen in today’s mail.  It looks even better in three dimensions.  The pen blank you used really pops and I can see you gave it a really nice finish.  Outstanding job.  Thank you.

Bennett

May 4,2017

Good morning Mike,

I'm Danny
Last night I purchased a remarkable fountain pen from you. It is a remarkable writing instrument!!  The appearance is a beautiful looking pen. I have researched all about fountain pens, nibs, ink, writing styles, cleaning, etc. I am truly looking forward to begin my writing with my new delightful fountain pen. Writing with a fountain pen gives a feeling of comfort and warmth and a feeling of calm. A delightful escape from our world of electronic data entry. You provide a beautiful writing instrument and a joy to the user. I commend you on your profession. Thank you for this wonderful addition to my life.

Best Daniel Donn

March 2, 2017

Hello Mike,

Having scrolled through the many customer comments on your web page, its difficult to say something that has not already been said about your pens. None the less, I’m inspired to try.

The Nouveau Sceptre I received in the mail today is stunning. It is possibly the most beautiful item of artwork I now possess. In addition, it is flawless in it’s operation as a writing instrument. The nib is smooth as silk and the ink flow is perfect.

I look forward to a lifetime of writing bliss with your beautiful creation before I pass it on to my son to enjoy.

It’s with great respect and admiration I say Thank You and BRAVO!

Kindest regards,

Andy Kowalchuk

 

July 15, 2016

Thanks so much Mike.  Your shop is charming.  Thanks for taking the time to send a picture and your bio.  It's going to make the pens even more special than they are already!
 
I hope to get to the island again some day.  We love BC.  My daughter lived in Vancouver for 6 years and it's her second home.  If we make it over I'll look you up!
 
You have been one of the highlights of planning this meeting.  Thanks for everything you've done.
 
Best,
 
Elaine

July 2, 2016

Got the pens today. They are fabulous. Thanks Mike. ! 

Andrew Fulcher

December 26,2015

Got the pen, Mike and it was perfect. Gift was a hit.

 Thanks

Keith Lewis

Sept.2, 2015

Awesome Mike. I have a cigar pen in deep blue acrylic from 5+ years ago and love it. The silver tone hardware has never lost its lustre. Looking forward to adding to my collection!
 
Lori Portela

March 24, 2015

Hi Mike,

 

Got the Pen/Pencil set today. They look great and work well!
 
Cheers.
 
Murray & Leila

Dec. 17, 2014

Hi Mike,

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!  Wow..... can't wait for Andre to see this - it's beautiful :)

Hope all is as well as it can be.  We are thinking of you all every day...
with big hugs in our hearts for you.

Take care, and truly thanks - I didn't know a pen could be a work of art!

Lisa

Dec. 16, 2014

Hi Mike,

I want to let you know that I received my shipment.

 
To say that everything is absolutely gorgeous is an understatement… 
 
Thanks so much
Louise

Jan 14, 2014

Hi there Mike, 

Thanks for your prompt attention. I really appreciate you for that. My name gets misspelled regularly, so thanks for noticing.   

Thanks for the Gel Parker to try out. I really like dealing with you because it is consistently a great experience. 

I hope that you are enjoying your new home and that it has been a good move for you and your family. 

Again, many thanks,

Michele

 

Dec 26,2013

Greetings Mike,
 

Yes, the package arrived the day before Christmas and everyone LOVES their pens, especially my sons. I can't say thank you enough for making the changes to my order literally at the eleventh hour and for the free gifts included. I love the two pens for myself as well. The artist sketch pencil is fabulous and expect to use it daily for writing my journals and notes. Regarding the fountain pen, could you recommend a pump mechanism?
 
All the very best to you and your family this coming New Year!

 
Bain

November 13, 2013

Hi Mike,
 
Just received my perfume dispenser... it's lovely!!! I love the colour, and can't wait to give it to my mom for Christmas!
 
Thank you very much for the quick delivery and the wonderful craftsmanship! I'm so glad that I found someone in Canada who makes these beautiful items... I was looking for a fountain pen when I came across your site and I really loved the Water Buffalo Horn fountain pen... I'm sad to see that it was sold, and the buyer is not me... :(
 
I will definitely be giving out your business cards to family and friends... :)
 
Thanks again!

 
 

October 25, 2013

Mike

Thanks – the shipment arrived safely today. I am delighted with the pen. The “comet” box is lovely too and both are quite unique.  Your pride in your work is obvious and well founded. 

I am wondering if it is possible for you to make a fountain pen, ball point pen and pencil set for me – all in a matching finish. I know you don’t have many of the fountain pens left on your web page, but I am hoping that you have, or can make, other sets in woods/finishes that you don’t show on your web page.  Please let me know if this is possible and then we can discuss the materials/colours/finishes etc. that you have available. 

Thanks very much 

David Randle

 

March 12,2013

Hello Mike. My name is Janet and I have been good friends with Tammie for most our lives. I was over to visit her and her partner Jack yesterday and they presented me with this beautiful pink pen!! They explained that you are a cancer survivor and liked to pass along a pen that you have made to others you hear of with cancer issues. I was so touched by this act of kindness!

It is an absolutely beautiful pen and I love pink. You are obviously very talented at creating these pens! I am currently dealing with issues related to being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in November. It has been a lot to go through and still a lot coming my way surgically, so this act from someone I don’t know was a wonderful pick me up!
Thanks very much again, and I’m glad to hear that you have done well after your cancer!
Janet Smile

Feb 6, 2013

Dear Mike:

HAPPY VALENTINE to you and Claire.

Here is a pic. of your Lovely Sedona with the Companion Book that goes with it, for you to see how well they go together.
My neighbour Mark is a book binder, and if the book is lovely work, with your Pen it becomes perfect!
I am getting some Pelikan Ink. They have a splendid colours in their Edelstein Line:
Topaz (purple-blue), Ruby (dark red) and Onix black).

Regards

Max

Jan 3, 2013

Dear Mike & Claire Lenton,

Greetings from Kona Hawaii. Happy New Year with heartfelt wishes for health, happiness, and continued success with Pens Canada. The gift of one of your custom made pens to my very special friend was received with as much appreciation as the fine craftsmanship that you have put into it! Both the Rollerball and the matching Fountain pen flow with the grace and beauty of the Sea Turtle on the front of this postcard.

Don Posta

October 21,2012

Good morning Mike:

Finally had a few moments to look at and read the paperwork that was attached to the pen you gave me. Wow!!!!! Pretty cool. Love the pen.I think this would make a great Christmas present for my father, and want to place an order for 1 more bolt action pen. Also want to discuss options for a presentation case for it.

Brett

August 28, 2012

No instructions, per se, but just wanted to say how pleased I was to find this stuff being made with Canadian wood. I guess everyone wants the exotic stuff...

Cheers,

Doug Dawson

July 28, 2012

Hi Mike and Claire

Cheryl delivered your wonderful pen to me yesterday. It is a beautifully made and crafted pen. It also has a very special meaning to me and I will keep it close as I move through my treatment of breast cancer.

Thank you so much!

Warmest regards, Wendy

PS You have a lovely daughter and she is a pleasure to work with as well as a trusted good friend.

July 10, 2012

Yes, the pen is beautiful....we're going to see her today to give it to her.
thx for everything, including the kindness of Cheryl to bring it to Crtny....that saved us a trip.
enjoy your summer
Diane

June 9, 2012

I have received your pen, Mike!
Thank you so much!!
Your service is greatly appreciated.

Your pen is LOVELY.

Susan

May 30,2012

Received. Thank you. A very nice piece of work!
 
Jake

May 22, 2012

Mike – just got home from a business trip and got the new pen. I like it even better than my first one, and that was an impossible act to follow!

Thanks again David

May 20, 2012

Hello Mike,
I gave him the pen - he was speechless! He loved it so much! Thank you again.
Linda

May 18, 2012

Hi Mike,
Got the pen today!
WOW - is that ever beautiful!
I am planning to give it to my honey tonight!!!!
Linda

April 18,2012

pen came yesterday.. beautiful
thank you...
Traci

April 10, 2012

it's here
and it's gorgeous!!!!!!
I opened the seriously padded envelope
and pulled the wad of paper and pen out.
Out of the bag flowed the Electra #1065
fountain pen. Heavy man!!! A work of art
that I will enjoy using on a daily basis. It
replaces my vintage Esterbrook that had
a finer nib but was a little scratchy on paper.
Fine workmanship and fine writing. I can't
beat that. Also impressed with the instruction
sheets, the business cards ( I am a printer) and
the converter which I immediately installed.
All in all very pleased with the quality, the utility
and the fast service. I'll be back.
thanks mike

the bear

March 8, 2012

Mike,

My package came today and I love them both.. I was going to use them as gifts BUT.....lol
so now I'm thinking I might get the a beautiful piece of Crosscut Spalted Hackberry
I need it made in to a pen and I know you can do this right?let me know
Traci

Feb 16, 2012

Great pen - obviously one was not enough.

Thanks David

Dec. 21, 2011

Hello Mike,

The pen arrived today, and it is just magnificent. The pictures do not do justice to its balanced weight, feel, and beautiful detailing.
Thank you for the prompt service, especially at this busy time of year.

Janet Danielson

Dec. 12, 2011

Hi Mike
The pens arrived today. They are AWESOME! Thanks so very much!
Merry Christmas
Sue

Nov. 20, 2011

Hi -Thankyou so much for your beautiful pens-I am keeping one
myself even though they were all meant as gifts.

Sincerely J. McKay

October 4,2011

Hello Mike, my pen arrived today...Oct 4 and it is as fine a fountain pen as I have seen anywhere. The colour is beautiful and the workmanship superb.

Regards...Robert Decent

August 22, 2011

Got it! Thanks, I'm very happy.
It will be going to Australia as a gift.
 

Thomas

May 26, 2011

Hey Mike:
Was just looking at your web site again. I hope you are building more beautiful pens. They go over great as gifts!
Rob Thomas

March 20, 2011

Hi Mike:  Thanks again for the beautiful Black Titanium Baron Rollerball.  The pen is beautiful to look at and write with as are all of the other pens I received from you.

Rob Matlack

March 19, 2011

Mike: 

Received the Pen #805 today.   Beautiful!! 

Thank you very much. 

Blessings…. 

Jim Phillips

Division General Manager

CAI

Feb. 16,2011

Hello Mike,

I just wanted to let you know that we have received our order. The pens are absolutely fantastic!  

Your payment is being processed and should be in the mail shortly.  

Regards, 

Hannah Wagner

Dec. 22, 2010

Dear Mike:

I received the four pens I ordered safe and sound.  They are truly works of art and a pleasure to write with.  They look beautiful and I am impressed.  Thank you again for the great products and service. 

Robert G. Matlack

Dec. 15, 2010

Hi Mike,
I recieved the pen today, I like that color more than the one's on 
the computer!  it's beautiful! 
Thanks again!
Tara

November 30, 2010

Hi Mike, your parcel arrived today.
I have just opened it and the pens are just as I hoped they would be, excellent.
My wife really likes her pink one. The Cedar one is more like a piece of art than a pen.
 
Thanks again.
 
Keith & Suzanne

November 3, 2010

Yesterday, when I went to the post office( no home delivery here), much to my delight I discovered a box from Mike in Nanaimo. Even better was what was in the box! I found a beautiful segmented clicker pen complete with knots.

Richard

November 1, 2010

I should let you know that on Friday SWMBO picked up a certain package at the post-office and it arrived safely and undamaged and what a surprise! You certainly have raised the bar in terms of quality and eyecandy. It is very difficult sometimes to top some of your quality expertise when I see some of the products that are being created. Yours particularly.
I have some understanding as an ex-shop teacher dealing with the intricasies of acrylic plastics. However, your seamless welding is by far the best I've seen in my career. It must have been a lot of time spent getting those edges to come together with such exactness and accuracy. I must thank you for such a lovely exchange gift with the blanks and be assured that yours is on the way within the next two weeks and I will post on the website for all to see. Looking forward to corresponding with you further in the near future.

Yours truly in pen turning,

Nick Pawluch

August 25, 2010

Hi Mike
 
We have received our pen and are extremely thrilled with it.  The pen is absolutely beautiful.  My Husband is a wood turner and can appreciate the work and craftsmanship that went into creating it.  Once again "Thanks so very much" from an extremely satisfied customer.
 
Ernie & Sandy Boucher

May 5, 2010

Hi Mike, 

The pen arrived as you said it would.  Thank you. 

It is really beautiful! 

Best Regards,

Cynthia

April 27, 2010

Hi Mike,

thanks so much -- I appreciate it.  Your pen is beautiful, although I could say it's "my pen" now -- I saw the "sold" sign on the pen on the website.  

Barb

April 27, 2010

Hi Mike
I just wanted you to know that I received my pen -- black titanium sedona -- yesterday.
It is a beautiful piece of work and writes very well -- much better than the one I am
replacing.
Thanks, I am thrilled with it.
Bob

Jan. 26,2010

Just wanted to drop you a quick note that my pen arrived in the mail
today.  You were quite right the pen is magnificent in real life.
Hopefully you got the chance to snap a few pics the way you did it
before.  It would be a nice pen to post on your website portfolio-wise.


Thanks a bunch from an extremely pleased customer x2!

Justin

Feb 8, 2010

I will definitely be ordering some more down the road and look forward to showing the guys at work.

Rod

Jan 25,2010

Hi Mike 

I feel silly replying this late but I had meant to send you an email saying that the pen arrived in soon after your email.    Thank you very much for supplying the refill !!.  I gave the pen to my sister as a Christmas gift and I wanted to let you know that she likes it very much.  She's a nurse and needs a 'small' pen that fits in her uniform pocket and has good clear and non-smudgy ink.   

Joyce

Jan. 7, 2010

Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that the pen arrived.  It looks, feels, and writes beautifully. 

Many thanks, and best regards,

Anthony

Jan 5, 2010

Hello Mike:
I just wanted to let you know that the pen arrived in the mail today
and my best friend loves it!  The red is quite magnificent and the
balance of the pen is spot on.  Now I have to convince him to use it
more often as he's afraid of breaking it haha!

Looking forward to the pen you're going to make for me soon.

Justin

Dec 31, 2009

Dear Mike, 

I received the package. I was in awe once i set my eyes and fingers on the fountain pen. 

I am now quite hesitant to use the pen at work as it is a piece of art. 

You will definitively hear from me in 2010 as I intend to purchase some of your creations. 

Do not hesitate to send me picture of new pen designs if you have new ones. 

Thank you again. 

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and have a good new year 2010,

Randolph 

Nov 25, 2009

Dear Mike & Claire Lenton

I received today an exquisite gift from my wife to mark the occasion of my 49th birthday. The silver Baron Pen you made from horn is one of the nicest gifts I have ever had the pleasure to open.

I am something of a naturalist at heart and have travelled to many parts of the world. I have seen Water Buffalo at close range and saw first hand the power and respect they command in their environment.

If I can influence or inspire in some small way my environment, with thoughts I will put to paper with this instrument then a bridge between nature and imagination will surely have been built

Kindest Regards

Chris Critch
Ottawa

Nov 12, 2009

Hi Mike – 

The pens have been well received. We would like to order 50 total of the cigar-shape (twist type). Let’s split the hardware half silver, half gold. Please use each of the wood species equally, or as close to it, avoiding discolorations and too much fill. 

I am headed to Ghana the first week of December. If I could have as many as possible to take with me that would be ideal. Let me know what it reasonable. 

Thanks, 

Jim

Sept 23, 2009

Hello Mike,
I just received my pen today and am thrilled.  It is gorgeous.  Thank you so much.
Best,
Ryan Shadford
P.S.- Canada Post was notoriously slow, but I am grateful the pen arrived safely in the least.

Aug 17,2009

Thank you very much Mike.

The pen arrive this afternoon and I'm very pleased. Great quality. I will be back for more!

Ben

May 8, 2009

I received my pens- they are beautiful.  Thanks.

Tonya G. Ketcham, O.D., Ph.D.

April 1, 2009

Thanks for the quick reply and the extra cartidges, this will make it a lot easier.
Yes, Nakusp is a very unique little town, but I know Nanaimo as well, being that I lived in Shawnigan Lake and Victoria for a couple of years. All in all, BC is a great place to live.
Thanks again, greetings, Ramona

January 12, 2009

Mike,

Your pen is a work of master craftsmanship. It is a quality product. It should last me a lifetime.

Best Wishes,

Stuart W.

Nov 27, 2008

Mike, thought you would appreciate knowing that the pen arrived safe and sound. 
 
As good as your digital photography work is, the real thing looks even better! 
 
Lovely craftsmanship ... thank you again.
 
Lawry

Oct 9, 2008

Hi Mike, 

                That pen is absolutely stunning! I know my friend will love this! Please invoice me with PayPal when you can, I can’t wait to see this in person. Thanks Mike! 

Regards,

Les