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Esterbrook 2048 Writing Sample


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#1 jacksterp

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:05

Just took the plunge into Esterbrook land with a green J 2048 NOS beauty. I am hoping the nib suits me and was wondering if anyone could please post a writing sample with this nib.

Here's a pic of my future Estie - can't wait!

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#2 pal38

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:24

Congratulations to your marvellous green J Estie which, by the way, you got from one of the finest Estie sellers on the Bay.

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(Sorry, I'm not the most gifted of all writers.)

Edited by pal38, 26 November 2012 - 11:26.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:40

pal38 -

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this sample. It looks perfect - the line variation and the shading. I don't have any experience with a nib such as this and hope that my efforts with it look half as good as yours.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:02

:embarrassed_smile:
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#5 jacksterp

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:39

Thought I'd post a small sample.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with this nib. It does take some getting use to - to properly hold the pen with respect to the paper. If held at an angle it is somewhat scratchy, but if held correctly (parallel to your writing direction) it is fairly smooth.

Some line variation is evident as is flex. The uppermost sentence is slightly more pressure than normal followed by decreasing pressure throughout the cursive section. Printing, numbers and alphabet are normal pressure for me.

Should you opt for this nib, I feel you would enjoy it with a little practice.

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#6 dcpritch

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:35

Hi Jack, that's a great nib you have, and a nice writing sample. I have a 2048 lying somewhere around here, but no writing sample. I did find a writing sample from my 9048 - basically the same nib - and thought I'd show it. I think this may have been posted to a thread a year or so ago, but I can't recall where. I find these nibs to flex with lots of pressure, nowhere near the easy flexibility one might find from a more standard 14k flex nib, but still a pretty darn nice result for a mass produced, removable nib.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 21:12

Keep in my Jack that if you haven't already noticed it, the 2048 has no tipping on it at all, not even the usual rolled over and soldered tipping of most of the rest of the 2xxx nibs.

The 9xxx series Flex nibs will be a much nicer writing experience as they all have a proper welded on tip.

Bruce in Ocala, FL

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:49

Keep in my Jack that if you haven't already noticed it, the 2048 has no tipping on it at all, not even the usual rolled over and soldered tipping of most of the rest of the 2xxx nibs.

The 9xxx series Flex nibs will be a much nicer writing experience as they all have a proper welded on tip.

Bruce in Ocala, FL


Bruce is of course correct, the 9xxx pens write smoother. In fact, I found my 2048 and was going to do a writing sample, but it is so sharp it cuts the paper so I can't get anything down on paper to show. I'll try some smoothing and if possible a writing sample, but don't hold your breath. Thanks Bruce for clarifying. :thumbup:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:56

i find the 9048 just a tad bit better than the 2048 -nothing extraordinary there. but no, i'm not selling them either :embarrassed_smile: .

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:48

Hm, I have a 2048 too and I can't find a good writing sample at the moment. I get performance like DC did above and it does take some force.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:01

If they cut the paper now, I must assume paper  was stronger  in the past. Juts  thinking...  Or else why did so many were sold? I am liking my very common 1554 nib but lusting for a stub and a  medium size nib. 



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:46

 

Congratulations to your marvellous green J Estie which, by the way, you got from one of the finest Estie sellers on the Bay.

 

And who would that be? Can't make a statement like that and leave all the newbies (like me) wondering who it is.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:38

I've got four 2048's and they are very fun nibs, BUT, unfortunately kinda scratchy due to the aforementioned lack of tipping.

If you like, send me that puppy and I'll smooth it for you, no charge. You should be able to write with it comfortably at 45 degrees (at the very least).

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 00:34

I've got four 2048's and they are very fun nibs, BUT, unfortunately kinda scratchy due to the aforementioned lack of tipping.

If you like, send me that puppy and I'll smooth it for you, no charge. You should be able to write with it comfortably at 45 degrees (at the very least).

-Art

 

He will do an extraordinary job of it.  He does beautiful work.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 15:56

I've got four 2048's and they are very fun nibs, BUT, unfortunately kinda scratchy due to the aforementioned lack of tipping.

If you like, send me that puppy and I'll smooth it for you, no charge. You should be able to write with it comfortably at 45 degrees (at the very least).

-Art

 

I just got ahold of an Estie with a 2048 nib.  You're exactly right --the nib is very scratchy, and rips into the paper a little more often than I'd like.  I think I'm getting the hang of using it;  it sure produces a gorgeous contrast in line weight!



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 00:36

El dia bastante dificil.  Lleno de tonteria.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:40

 

And who would that be? Can't make a statement like that and leave all the newbies (like me) wondering who it is.

 

If I recognized that pic correctly, I believe that seller was Oldretiredperson.  They haven't had pens for sale for sometime now.

 

Ros7261 and our own TBickiii sometimes have Esties, and when they do, usually very nice ones, but they are well known and their pens

usually bring top dollar.  Ros7261 has set records for the highest close prices for Esterbrook J's ever. Anywhere.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 23:50

You guys need an actual flexy nib, like a Waterman or something like that.


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