June 27, 2017
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.
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.
March 2, 2017
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!
July 15, 2016
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!
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!
have been one of the highlights of planning this meeting.
Thanks for everything you've done.
July 2, 2016
Got the pens
today. They are fabulous. Thanks Mike. !
Got the pen,
Mike and it was perfect. Gift was a hit.
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!
Pen/Pencil set today. They look great and work well!
Dec. 17, 2014
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
with big hugs in our hearts for you.
Take care, and truly thanks - I didn't know a pen could be a work of
Dec. 16, 2014
I want to
let you know that I received my shipment.
To say that
everything is absolutely gorgeous is an understatement…
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,
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?
very best to you and your family this coming New Year!
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
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
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!
Feb 6, 2013
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
Topaz (purple-blue), Ruby (dark red) and Onix black).
Jan 3, 2013
Dear Mike & Claire
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.
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.
August 28, 2012
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
July 28, 2012
Hi Mike and
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
PS You have a
lovely daughter and she is a pleasure to work with as well as a
trusted good friend.
July 10, 2012
pen is beautiful....we're going to see her today to give it to her.
everything, including the kindness of Cheryl to bring it to Crtny....that
saved us a trip.
June 9, 2012
I have received
your pen, Mike!
Thank you so much!!
Your service is greatly appreciated.
Your pen is LOVELY.
you. A very nice piece of work!
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
I gave him the pen - he was speechless! He loved it so much! Thank you
May 18, 2012
Got the pen today!
WOW - is that ever beautiful!
I am planning to give it to my honey tonight!!!!
April 10, 2012
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.
March 8, 2012
came today and I love them both.. I was going to use them as gifts
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
Feb 16, 2012
Great pen -
obviously one was not enough.
Dec. 21, 2011
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.
Dec. 12, 2011
arrived today. They are AWESOME! Thanks so very much!
so much for your beautiful pens-I am keeping one
myself even though they were all meant as gifts.
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.
August 22, 2011
Thanks, I'm very happy.
It will be
going to Australia as a gift.
May 26, 2011
Was just looking at your web site again. I hope you are
building more beautiful pens. They go over great as gifts!
March 20, 2011
Hi Mike: Thanks again for the
Titanium Baron Rollerball. The pen is beautiful to look at and
write with as are all of the other pens I received from you.
March 19, 2011
Pen #805 today. Beautiful!!
Thank you very
I just wanted
to let you know that we have received our order. The pens are
is being processed and should be in the mail shortly.
Dec. 22, 2010
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.
Dec. 15, 2010
I recieved the pen today, I like that color more than the one's on
the computer! it's beautiful!
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.
Keith & Suzanne
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
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,
August 25, 2010
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
May 5, 2010
The pen arrived as
you said it would. Thank you.
It is really
April 27, 2010
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
April 27, 2010
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
Thanks, I am thrilled with it.
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!
Feb 8, 2010
I will definitely be ordering some more down
the road and look forward to showing the guys at work.
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.
Jan. 7, 2010
Just wanted to let you know that the pen arrived. It looks, feels, and writes
Many thanks, and best regards,
Jan 5, 2010
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.
Dec 31, 2009
I received the package. I was in awe
once i set my eyes and fingers on the
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
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,
Nov 25, 2009
Dear Mike &
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
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
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
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.
Sept 23, 2009
I just received my pen today and am thrilled. It is gorgeous. Thank you so
P.S.- Canada Post was notoriously slow, but I am grateful the pen arrived safely
in the least.
Thank you very much Mike.
The pen arrive this afternoon and I'm very pleased. Great quality. I will be
back for more!
May 8, 2009
I received my pens- they are
Tonya G. Ketcham, O.D., Ph.D.
April 1, 2009
Thanks for the quick reply and the
extra cartidges, this will make it a
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
Thanks again, greetings, Ramona
Your pen is a
work of master craftsmanship. It is a
quality product. It should last me a
Nov 27, 2008
Mike, thought you would appreciate
knowing that the pen arrived safe and
As good as
your digital photography work is,
the real thing looks even better!
Lovely craftsmanship ... thank you
Oct 9, 2008
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!