I asked the seller questions about the jewels, and the size of the pen. The pen arrived and every inch of the pen looks to be authentic old Estie, showing some light surface wear and a clear and proper Esterbrook imprint on the barrel. I was pleased with my purchase. I expected to replace a crumbling sac; which I did, no problem and I removed and soaked the nib in water/ammonia solution. Everything reassembled, pen filled, I began to write and something was WRONG. This nib felt scratchy, not at all like a properly aligned #9968. So, I get out my loupe and what do I read on the nib?
So, I ask the experts, "Have any of you seen an EASTERBOOK nib?" Who made it? Are they plentiful?
This nib is certainly a cheap knock-off without iridium tips and not a smooth writer.
It does twist in and out of my Esterbrook pen perfectly.
My Esterbrook collection now contains this interesting anomaly and I would appreciate knowing more about it.
Edited by kathleen, 17 October 2010 - 21:54.