Mr. Boy: Your comments on this subject always make me laugh. Reminds me of the time when my niece was about 14 months old and someone gave her a new toy as a gift. She immediately tossed the toy aside and played happily with the pretty box it came in.
What I do not understand is why Fahrney’s still carries these ersatz Esterbrook pens when anyone can get them on ebay at 65 to 70% off . Almost as low on Amazon. And at a much lower price and looking very similar to the $60 to $80 MSRP ones, but without the Esterbrook imprint at below $8 on ebay (from China) including shipping.
And hey Penwash, you know these pen bases will not say ESTERBROOK Made In USA. Esterbrook maybe, but definitely not made n USA.
I wonder what brand he will reinvent next. Producing a cheap golf cart and putting the name Rolls Royce Phantom on it does not make it worth $400,000.