Working with Kirk has been nothing but a very pleasurable experience. I sought him out after reading many of his useful comments and advice in the /r/fountainpens Reddit community. I was looking for a Montblanc 149 fountain pen with certain qualities and a cursive italic medium nib. Kirk was able to find more than what I was looking for and ground the nib to a wonderful smooth cursive italic that is an absolute pleasure to write with. If you are looking to buy a Montblanc pen or any pen for that matter, he is a wonderful resource that you should consider. Kirk is patient, kind and very helpful and goes out of his way to help you. I absolutely recommend him for fountain pen purchases, custom nib grinds and friendly advice. You won’t be sorry.