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New Esterbrook Estie Photo Thread


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#21 MHBru

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 22:08

I was recently given a cobalt blue w gold trim and its both beautiful looking and writing. Very pleased every time I use it

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:18

if these weren't so abhorrently expensive once you factor in the cost of an adapter for the vintage nib units, I'd buy one.

 

As it is, I might get one if I can find it on STEEP discount.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:07

These pens look OK.  If I were new to pens I might buy one, but in a comparison of what I could get in an interesting vintage or recent pen to these Esterbrook revival pens, I would prefer something else, like maybe a Parker 75 Sterling Cisele or an interesting vintage Esterbrook or Parker 51.  These new Esterbrooks don't seem to have bang for the buck. 


Edited by pajaro, 20 October 2019 - 03:07.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 13:52

Hi, Folks!

 
This is the new Esterbrook Estie Honeycomb with silver color trim fountain pen.  It's 5.9 inches long and features a #6 German JOWO stainless steel nib.  The cap and barrel are made from a marbled translucent polished acrylic.  The cap has an interesting cushion cap closure that requires a little push while twisting it on or off.  The trim is chrome plated.  It is a cartridge / converter type and with the addition of the MV adapter it can use vintage Esterbrook nibs.  This same pen is available with gold plated trim.  Retail price is $195.
 
EsterbrookEstieHoneycombSilverFP_2048_01
 
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Posted 20 October 2019 - 17:55

Reads almost like an ad.  That's a lot of money. 


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 21:46

It is an ad, Pen Hero is an online store...

I'm enjoying the high res pics though



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 22:44

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 00:20

It is an ad, Pen Hero is an online store...

I'm enjoying the high res pics though

 

No, it's not an ad - I started this as a photo thread as I've done with many other pens.  Ads belong in Market Watch.  I am posting photos of the pens with no sales language at all other than the first post that we just got them, but only say that Esterbrook dealers will have them.  Buy one from anyone you want.   I like them and like photographing them.  That's it.  I've also photographed a lot of new pens that we don't sell.



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 17:35

Well I do appreciate the high quality of your photographs, as I said.

Even the information on the pens is interesting, albeit somewhat repetitive.

I cannot help thinking, when I see the same pen shown so many times in all the available finishes, that there is an unspoken underlying suggestion that if interesting these pens could be bought from you... but fair enough you never said so purposely.

I'm happy as is, and have actually contributed to your threads with some of my own pen photos.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 00:54

Love how the cap seals! I was gone a week and hadn't written with it for almost another week and it started right up!


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 13:13

Love how the cap seals! I was gone a week and hadn't written with it for almost another week and it started right up!

 

That's one of my favorite features.  I took one on a business trip yesterday and no leaking after four flights!



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 13:16

Well I do appreciate the high quality of your photographs, as I said.

Even the information on the pens is interesting, albeit somewhat repetitive.

I cannot help thinking, when I see the same pen shown so many times in all the available finishes, that there is an unspoken underlying suggestion that if interesting these pens could be bought from you... but fair enough you never said so purposely.

I'm happy as is, and have actually contributed to your threads with some of my own pen photos.

 

They're repetitive because I also post these on social media, so using the same text in that context makes sense.  I did a bunch of Wearever Pennants recently and the only change was the color name or a few details.  



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Posted 23 October 2019 - 02:48

Hey, if you ever feel like giving away an estie, I'd be willing to sing its praises too  :P

 

I would like a "new" pen that I could use my vintage estie nibs in. just nowhere near worth the $150-200 asking price PLUS another $40 for an adapter.


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 21:00

I like my new Estie, but I would not consider getting an adapter in order to use my vintage nibs. The vintage Esterbrooks are just fine for them.


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 09:01

I like my new Estie, but I would not consider getting an adapter in order to use my vintage nibs. The vintage Esterbrooks are just fine for them.

 

all three of my vintage esties are pretty tired. I would like a -new- pen for the nibs because the three nibs I have are pretty special (the flexible one, the PO nib, and an oblique medium stub sigature)


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 14:38

In that case, I would agree with you...  Almost all of my 10 or so vintage pens are in look like new condition, so they are fine for even special nibs.


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 00:05

Aaaaand speak of the devil, I found levenger is selling them for 30% off right now so I bought one and an adapter for $120.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 03:23

Got my estie, holy (bleep) is this pen barely worth the 120 I paid WITH the adapter.

 

It's decently made, finish is nice, but the sprung inner cap forcing you to PRESS the pen together to cap it is ridiculously stupid. and the inner cap doesn't even sit flush with the sides of the cap, it wobbles around in there and risks catching the nib as you insert it. And the cap thread slop is kinda sad.

 

Still, it's a big, new, fairly solid pen that is letting me get good use out of my amazing glassy smooth 1461 PO and 9048 flex nibs. Inked it up with mont blanc lavender purple and it's gonna see some use writing my cellular biology notes tonight.

 

But an edison, it is not.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 05 November 2019 - 04:11.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:33

I'm not bemoaning steel nibs either.  I AM bemoaning the fact that back in the day Esterbrook was an inexpensive but well made pen that gave customers a huge variety of nib widths and quality levels for those people who needed a good writing instrument but for whom a Parker or Sheaffer was too expensive.  

And at $195 US, the "new" Esterbrooks have completely missed the concept.  I've paid less apiece for for ALL my Parker 51s -- even counting the repair costs on some of the 51 Vacs.  I've also paid less than $195 for some of my Pelikans, and even for my Parker Decimo (heck, a full size Vanishing Point costs less).

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Hi Ruth, I didn't know Parker made a Decimo!


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 15:48

Perhaps she meant Demi???


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