Who Am I?

HeadshotHi there!  My name is Jesse Petre.  Like you, I am a fountain pen enthusiast.  I bought my first fountain pen sometime around 2005: a yellow Lamy Safari.  From there, my passion for the hobby has done nothing but grow more intense.

After a few years of collecting and writing, I started working on my pens.  It started with simple adjustments and organically grew from there to grinds and restorations.  I found that I truly loved working on pens and bringing them back to life, or simply eking out all the potential a nib has hiding in it.  I started offering to work on others' pens, first on FPN and Reddit.  People were happy with my work, and I was thrilled I could make someone love their pen even more.  I launched Pentuner.com a few years ago and had great success with it.

In 2018, I had back-to-back cross-county moves that really put a damper on my workshop.  I closed the website and stopped taking orders while I finalized my moves and could get settled.  Today, in 2020, I am very happy to reopen the site (with a brand new design!) and again offer my tuning and repair services to the fountain pen community.

Pentuner is a passionate hobby; I still have a full-time job, and I'm not trying to replace it.  My prices are favorable (I think) because I genuinely get enjoyment out of tuning pens for my customers and hearing how happy they are.  I'm thrilled that you are here, and I look forward to working with you.  Thank you!