Esterbrook Estie Nib - Palladium
This spare Estie nib can be swapped with most Esterbrook pens, including the Estie and Model J.
- Palladium (Silver)
- Steel JoWo #6 nib
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Esterbrook is well known for offering fountain pens that have the following unique custom nibs made by nibmeisters:
- The Journaler nib was crafted by nibmeister Gena Salorino. It is a medium nib that has been ground to a stub italic, allowing the nib to write with more flair without taking up too much space on the page.
- The Scribe nib was crafted by nibmeister Josh Lax. It is an architect nib grind, allowing the pen to create broad horizontal strokes and fine vertical strokes. This nib shape is commonly used by Arabic and Hebrew calligraphers, and it was used by many historical scribes to record information.
- The Needlepoint nib was crafted by nibmeister Kirk Speer. It is a fine nib that has been ground to an ultra-fine point, creating a perfect nib for those with small or intricate handwriting. Since the nib is so thin, it doesn't put down much ink at any given time, making it a more quick-drying fountain pen option but also great for handling wetter inks.
- The Techo nib was crafted by nibmeister CY of Tokyo Station Pens. It is a nag style nib designed to be an all-in-one nib. The grind allows the pen to create line variations depending on the angle at which the pen is held. Thicker lines appear at a lower angle, and thinner lines appear at higher angle.
Esterbrook began manufacturing nibs in the US in the mid 1800s, but the 1930s were monumental for them, as they introduced their first interchangeable nib system in 1933. The interchangeable nibs gave the user many options for writing, whether in school, business, or for personal use. Today, a similar system is reborn with the Estie and Esterbrook's specially engineered MV Nib Adaptor, which delivers a vintage nib experience with a modern shape Esterbrook pen.