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What's Your Favorite Vintage Esterbrook Nib?

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#61 gweimer1

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 23:47

Okay, so if I want to try a flexy nib - as broad as possible, what is the recommendation?  (I have more pens around here then I am comfortable mentioning, lest my children discover)...  :)

 

You are talking about Esterbrook, right?   The renew nibs are really not flex.   The only nibs I find with any real flex are the wartime "teardrop" nibs.  The profile is much longer, so they have some wiggle.  I would look for a 9048 from that era, if you can find one.  They aren't easy to find.



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Posted 07 October 2020 - 03:09

For me it’s the 9460. I’ve been using it exclusively for a while now. I was going to buy a couple more but the usual places are sold out.

I should try out a 9668, but for now my favourite is the 9460.

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 20:32

Maybe you should try the not usual places.  I have a few.



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 01:02

 

You are talking about Esterbrook, right?   The renew nibs are really not flex.   The only nibs I find with any real flex are the wartime "teardrop" nibs.  The profile is much longer, so they have some wiggle.  I would look for a 9048 from that era, if you can find one.  They aren't easy to find.

 

You would recognize a wartime 9048 by longer tines? 


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Posted 10 October 2020 - 20:02

I believe so, yes.  The teardrop breather hole is a dead giveaway.   Even the 9668 in this photo has some flex to it.
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 02:26

I believe so, yes.  The teardrop breather hole is a dead giveaway.   Even the 9668 in this photo has some flex to it.
fpn_1498613141__esterbrook_nibs_5.jpg

 

Thanks very much for this picture.  That makes it apparent that the tines of the left nib are longer and will be more flexible.  Thanks again!  Now I'll know what to look for.  I do find Wartime pens interesting.  My parents' war and their time, which fascinates me.  Thanks for the pic.. 


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