Esterbrook was reborn in 2018 with the Estie, named for the modern-day nickname for the brand. The Estie's clean, understated design draws inspiration from the 1930s, with its ringless center and a narrow pocket clip. It is a comfortably balanced pen, made for both long and short writing sessions.
The Estie continues the Esterbrook tradition of interchangeable nibs with the Modern to Vintage Adapter (sold separately). With the adapter, any vintage Esterbrook nib can be utilized.
The barrel, cap, and section are turned from blended acrylic in a variety of vintage-inspired colors and polished to a high shine. The cushion cap closure provides a secondary seal to help keep the nib wet.
What was an initial concern for Esterbrook is now a great success. The Blueberries were supposed to be Lilacs, but when the acrylic supplier delivered the swatches the color was not correct. The material was blue, a beautiful blue, but clearly not purple lilac. In this case, Esterbrook turned lemons to lemonade and the unique blue and white blended fountain pens are available as a special edition run of 600 pieces.
The Estie sports a Jowo #6 steel nib and arrives in a standard red Esterbrook box.