Necro-ing this thread as a favor to all lovers of Esterbrook, since finally, FINALLY all the pent up demand created by this conversation can be sated. HOWEVER, it is a Fahrney's exclusive, so act NOW, NOW, NOW!!! http://www.fahrneysp.../Item--i-30677S
Be sure to click the --Select Nib sizes -- button so you can be dazzled by the choice
I don' t know how long the pen is going to be discounted at 20% off list, but for now only $556.00.
I also don't know which of the children from Miss Johnson's 3rd grade class did the engraving on the cap.
I believe the secret marketing strategy is to make the NEW J, Deluxe and Nostalgia seem like beautiful bargains by comparison.
greg <-- not sure if I've had too little or too much coffee today, but when I saw the email about this "pen" from Fahrney's this AM, I shed more than one tear.