Welcome to my Nib Repair and Adjustment Services!

I am proud to offer my services to all fountain pen lovers. I have 23 years of experience with Sailor. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work extensively with "the god of fountain pens" Mr. Nagahara and his son. I learned from them the various subtle causes for a pen to lose its true smooth writing. As for the nib adjustment techniques, I learned directly from one of the most respected Japanese "pen-doctors," Mr. Kawaguchi. In recent years, I have worked as a distributor for companies such as Ancora, Conway Stewart, Sailor, and Stipula. I have extensive experience making repairs and adjustments for any brand fountain pens both modern and vintage, especially those by the aforementioned companies and also those by Conklin, Delta, Ferrari da Varese, Platinum, and Visconti. I hope that my experiences and skills with fountain pens will be able to benefit you.

Nib Repair and Adjustment Price Guide

Service - click for samplesPrice Range
Non-Refundable Service Charge* $20 per batch of order
($10 if drop off/pick up locally)
Shipping Insurance Coverage Available at separate cost
General Adjustment $30
Straightening (with all necessary adjustments) $40 ~ UP (quote after examination)
Nib Modification - see below for details $40 ~ $50
*Non-refundable service charge will cover inspection, handling, and return shipping within USA. For shipments within the USA, I will return your pen by US Postal Service Priority Mail with signature confirmation. If you would like insurance on the return shipment, it is available at additional cost. If shipping internationally, the $20 service charge is waived and there will be a $10 handling charge plus actual shipping postage. I normally ship by "International Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box". For shipping insurance and other shipment options (Express Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.), please contact me.

Other services: Ink bladder replacement for lever, button, Vacumatic filler pens.

Payment: Paypal request will be sent once the work has been completed. If you prefer not to use online payment for security reasons, sending a check/postal money order in mail is accepted.

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Customers have had good results shipping their pens to Mike-It-Work with USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation. For valuable pens, please consider insurance. If sending by FedEx or UPS, please send as "Signature Required" - Mike-It-Work is run out of a private home, but I cannot guarantee boxes that are left at my door during my absence.

Contact Information:

Michael Masuyama
12012 Rose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066