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New To The Esterbrook World

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#1 Charles Skinner

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 14:06

I am somewhat new to the Esterbrook hobby world, even if I have had one for along time and use it often. Until now, I have never had an interest in all of the different nibs that, as I understand it, are available for this pen. The nib on the one I have has the number 2668, and it is a great writer. At this time, I am thinking about buying a couple more Esterbrooks and also learning more that the nibs that are available and where to buy them.Information please.  C. S. 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 15:14

Pull up a stool and set a spell....this may take a while...  :D


There are really cool Esterbrook pens from just about every decade, and the majority of them all take the re-new nibs.

So, for pens....

Dollar Pens from the '30s (my favorites, and very simple with an art deco look to them)

J series pens  from the '40s into the '50s(sizes to fit anyone - J is full-size, LJ is long and slender, SJ is short and slender - these are probably the most popular)

Deluxe and M2 pens from the '50s (my second favorite pen is the Deluxe LK with a metal cap, which I find better balanced.  The M2 is a squeeze fill pen that has a similarity in feel to the Parker 51 aero)


Nibs are all over - here's a link to give you a rundown on all those, and Anderson Pens also sells them.



#3 Tom Heath

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 21:14

You made a  good decision returning to the Esterbrook Pens   there is much ahead for you..  Many Styles , models and colors not to mention  so  many nib choices  


You could be busy for quite some time


After 25 years  I still love  my  Esties.


Do Stay active with this  Forum



Tom Heath


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