This particular one can be seen over at the Estie forum in one of the photos.
But it is the pen that is under discussion. I have a 9668 nib fitted to the holder; this is a Firm Medium "General Writing" nib and it lays down a very moderate M. And it is firm...not nail-like, there is a hint of flex, but not so much that I get all "bent out of shape" over it, since I am not a big fan of "rubber nibs."
The one thing that always amazes me about any Estie nib in any Estie Dip-less inkwell is the smooth write it gives. To quote "it is like buttah". And the 9668 I am using right now is no exception. There is no hesitiation, there is no feathering (Staples 100 page compostion book, MB black ink...yah, I have to get rid of the (bleep) somehow and it is lousy in every other pen...figured it couldn't screw this one up...). I have always attributed this smoothness to two things...one, there is always ink on the tip, so there is no start-up issue and second, the ink fills in whatever imperfections exist on the tip giving the nib this really smooth, glass-like surface...
There is a this historical sensation when I use any of my Estie desk sets...like I am joining the ranks of dip pen and desk set users from way back then to now.
Besides...it is more efficient...
Edited by paircon01, 06 June 2007 - 12:40.