Esterbrook Estie Oversize
Esterbrook Estie Oversize
For lovers of a big pen, this is the one for you.
The Esterbrook Estie Oversize is a big pen, weighing in at 34g and a mighty 18.5cm long posted. But it’s uncluttered, clean lines and perfect balance make it a pleasure to look at and to use. The finish is superb, and there are plentiful choices of nibs – including the custom grinds, the Journaler, .Scribe and Needlepoint – see below. Nothing distracts you from its pure lines other than the clip and a discrete “Esterbrook” engraved at the base of the cap.
It is a cartridge/converter pen. The connector is reassuringly solid brass, holding section, barrel and converter firmly in place. The cap is sprung, giving a pleasing feeling when capping and uncapping the pen – not to mention ensuring that the nib does’t dry out.
The Esterbrook Estie Oversize offers qualities to match its size!
The Custom Grinds offer great variety to your writing. A grind differs from a standard nib as a skilled and experienced technician has, as the name suggests, as the name suggests, spent time grinding the tipping on the nib to give a distinctive line or variation to the nib.
We’ve tried them all and they work,and they work! Well worth the extra cost. The Scribe is an often requested grind, brilliant for lettering. The needlepoint does just what it says – a very fine writing point for tiny writing, but very usable and pleasant to use. But we guess that the Journaller will be the most popular – easy to use, adds character to writing, can be drawn with – perfect!
- Esterbrook’s first custom nib, the Journaler was created by Gena Salorino of the Custom Nib Studio in Los Angeles. The Journaler starts life as a medium nib, which is then ground to a stub. The idea is that it’s smooth and friendly enough for everyday use, and gives your writing some flair, without being too large for practical writing.
- Scribe – The Scribe nib is ground by New York based nibmeister, Josh Lax.It starts out as a broad nib, and is Josh’s take on an architect nib. The Scribe nib is designed to give the writer the flexibility of broad downstrokes and fine horizontal strokes, and can also be used in reverse for additional variation.
- Needlepoint – The Needlepoint is ground from a fine nib, and is the creation of Colorado-based nibmeister Kirk Speer of Pen Realm.A super-fine nib that’s perfect for Japanese scripts like Kanji and Hiragana, as well as for detailed note-taking, the Needlepoint should be in anyone’s artillery who thinks even an extra-fine could be finer. But it’s perfect for everyday pen users, too! The Needlepoint gives a very precise line good for writing small in tight spaces like the margins of books or maximising the use of a notebook. It can also be very good for artists and sketching, The nib does not grab or tear paper, but writes very smoothly.