We do not offer repair services ourselves. Some recommendations are listed below:
Rick Horne (AKA The Southern Scribe) is an experienced repairman and collector who offers everything from basic repairs up to advanced services such as replating and cap band replacement.
If you are in the UK or Europe, we recommend that you make use of the repair services offered by The Battersea Pen Home of England.
John Mottishaw is the leading name in nib repair and customization. Anything up to a full reconstruction he can do, but be prepared to wait as his work is in great demand.
Greg Minuskin is a top-notch watch man who got started in nib work under John Mottishaw. He is now offering similar services on his own, including crack repair and retipping.
Manuals for the repair of vintage pens are not widely available. For many years, the late Frank Dubiel's book was the only modern manual available, but it has now been decisively surpassed by Jim Marshall and Laurence Oldfield's Pen Repair (available in the USA from Pendemonium , or directly from the authors in the UK here ). Copies of original manuals are available at nominal cost through the PCA's Reference Library , and are invaluable for their illustrations of pen anatomy. Do note, however, that many of the old-time techniques were intended to maximize speed, not minimize risk (and were based upon access to inexpensive replacement parts, which in most cases are no longer available), and are not recommended today. Articles on pen repair are to be found scattered throughout back copies of various publications, most notably Pen World, The PENnant, and the Pen Fancier's Magazine, while much repair and restoration discussion takes place online in the various pen forums. Tom Westerich has a primer on cork seal replacement here .
Pen repair videos are available, as well. Contact Jim Marshall for more information (tapes are available in both PAL and USA formats).
Tools & Supplies: More resources and recommendations
Parts & Supplies: Items from our catalog (please don't ask about items not on this list!)