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Favorite Estie Nib?
Posted 26 March 2012 - 00:47
I like the way it looks though I bet I'd like a thicker nib ultimately.
I'm sure y'all know this reference, but its handy: http://www.snyderfam...t/estienibs.htm
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:16
9550, 9450, and 9668 are pretty commonly found in my Esties too!
Edited by JakobS, 26 March 2012 - 22:48.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:28
~ Benjamin Franklin
Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:37
Both medium, and I actually believe that the 9460 is the better of the two!
"When, in the course of writing events, in becomes self-evident that not all pens are created equal" (Federalist Frank)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:16
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:41
I'll take either the 2668 or 9668 for general writing, but I'm particularly fond of the 2313 or 9314 Medium Stub nibs. One (or two) more of those and I'm set for life.
Interesting! That's good news... as I just picked up a 2668 moments ago...
Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:04
A backward poet writes inverse. -Anon.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 23:56
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:42
Same 9668 for a stock nib too.
Bruce in Ocala, Fl
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:26
I realize with the tipping on a 9xxx nib you have some freedom to do a little more work, but unless you are going to write with only one or two pens, with Esterbrook nibs for the rest of your life, I'm not going to be worrying over "well, the 9xxx series will last longer than the 2xxx series..."
Well, all I can say is that the last year of me getting interested in Esterbrooks has been a lot more about the nibs than the pens. It has been pretty fun!
~ Benjamin Franklin
Posted 29 March 2012 - 18:22
Posted 30 March 2012 - 15:03
Posted 30 March 2012 - 15:42
Does most everyone swap their nibs, or do you usually have an Estie for each? Right now I do an Estie for each just because they are really cheap...
Though I have enough Esties to have one nib for each, I tend to switch the nib around depending on what pen I feel like using that week or month. It nice to have the option of saying "I want to write with my SM Deluxe but with a medium nib", and a second later be doing so. I find that I do get bored with a nib after awhile, and enjoy trying a different one, perhaps this is enhanced in knowing I can very well do so! With Esties I go with variety versus having many of one model, so getting a feel for each nib within each model is helpful in figuring out what nib I want to write with in a given pen
Posted 30 March 2012 - 15:43
Posted 31 March 2012 - 00:27
"Perdita thought, to take an example at random, that things like table manners were a stupid and repressive idea. Agnes, on the other hand, was against being hit by flying bits of other people's cabbage." (Pratchett, T. Carpe Jugulum.)
Posted 31 March 2012 - 00:53
Edited by kathleen, 31 March 2012 - 01:00.
Trying to rescue and restore all the beautiful Esties to their purpose.