Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Estie Honeycomb (Medium Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Estie Honeycomb (Medium Nib)

Both Jesi and Laura have already reviewed the Easterbrook Estie already but I was feeling left out so I wanted my chance to try this new incarnation of the Esterbrook brand. I was able to get an Esterbrook Estie Honeycomb with gold hardware and a medium nib. I won’t talk much about the history of…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Estie Cobalt Blueberry

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Estie Cobalt Blueberry

Review by Laura Cameron Ever since the Esterbook Estie came out, I’ve been wanting to get one. However, the original colors didn’t scream “Buy me!” so I figured I’d wait until I saw one that did. This past summer the Cobalt Blueberry (I’ve also seen it called the Blueberry Ice) screamed loud and clear. And…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Phaeton

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Phaeton

The second release from the new, improved relaunch of Esterbrook is the Phaeton 300R (MSRP $85, street price $68). While the Estie was designed to be a modern fountain pen that could also use the original Esterbrook screw-in nib units, the Phaeton is a retro-styled fountain pen with a semi-hooded nib reminiscent of mid-century pen…

Philadelphia Pen Show 2019 Review: A Vendor’s View

Philadelphia Pen Show 2019 Review: A Vendor’s View

I’ve been thinking about the best way to review the Philadelphia 2019 Pen Show. I know there are plenty of pen show reviews out there and if you didn’t attend a show it can be overwhelming to look through all of the reviews;  if you were at the show, it can get repetitive to read through several…

Ask The Desk: Swapping TWSBI Nibs & How Flexible is the Esterbrook 9128

Have I ever told you’all how much I love getting questions about pens, paper and the like? This week, I have two awesome questions. Beth, the reference librarian asked: I have a new TWSBI 580 with a custom ground nib (pen was purchased with that nib) and at the same time I purchased a second…