I have created a first pass at an attempt to standardize the names for the various shapes in which steel dip pens were made.
I also posted about this in the main forum but thought I'd point out to those in this neighborhood that my attempt at codifying standard names for dip pen shapes began with Esterbrook nibs. This list is based on trying to catalog all of the Esterbrook pens listed on The Esterbrook Project.
The shape glossary, found here, does not include all of the multitudinous shapes found in Europe, but should work for the majority of pens made in the US.
Anyway, just though I'd point out this resource for those interested in the "old-school" Esterbrooks, like the 048 Falcon.
Here's a sample: (Use of The Esterbrook Project images by permission)
Similar to a Spoon, but the body is bottom heavy with a deep curve at the bottom but quickly narrowing at the top. The body has a rounded profile.
Esterbrook #256 Tecumseh
A longer , straight-bodied stub.
Esterbrook #312 Judge’s Quill
A normal heel, then the beginning of the body is pinched in and down to make a center ridge that extends up to the main body, which is generally smaller and then tapered or rounded towards the tip.Washington Medallion Pen
Esterbrook #54 Superb
Edited by AAAndrew, 08 December 2018 - 18:36.