About This Pen
Esterbrook nibs, with a few exceptions, generally come in three levels, 9xxx, 2xxx, and 1xxx. 9xxx are iridium tipped and excellent writers. 2xxx nibs are not tipped with iridium so are a bit softer, but with a little tuning and a chance to get accustomed to your hand, become very smooth one-user nibs (2556 and 2668 are among my favorites). 1xxx are also not tipped and not as soft as 2xxx, but are very serviceable nibs. 1xxx, except for those listed below, are included as bonuses with a pen purchase. Feel free to ask if you have one in mind.
Nibs included with pen price: Firm Extra Fine 2550, Firm Fine 2555/2556, Firm Medium 2668, Firm Extra Fine 9550, Firm Fine 9555/9556, Firm Medium 9668. 1960s Esterbrook (branded but not numbered) are available in Medium and Fine, and Venus (purchased Esterbrook in the late 1960s and rebranded their nibs) are available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, and Broad.
Nibs available with extra cost: $20: Flexible EF Falcon 2048, Firm Bold 2960/2968. $30: Relief Stub 2314M and 2314B, Falcon Stub 2442, Manifold Medium 9460, Manifold Fine 9461; $40: Extra Flexible Fine 9048, Relief Medium Stub 9314M, 9968 Firm Bold, $60: Firm Extra Fine 3550 Sunburst, Flexible Stub 1314. Actual inventory varies on sales, so ask if you want something not listed here.
Please note that Esterbrook nibs are sold with Esterbrook pens.
Gold Nibs in Esterbrook Nib Units
A craftsman has placed gold vintage nibs in Esterbrook nib units with Esterbrook feeds, and I’m able to make them available. Feel free to buy them without buying an Esterbrook pen!
Eversharp manifolds, 3 of them, each $45;
Parker Vacumatic $60 and Duofold $50
Sheaffers: Lifetime standard size $60,
Self filling 3 $50, later #3 $50 Waterman Ideal manifold 2 $45
Conklin Endura $75
Wait, there’s more! Osmiroid calligraphy nibs are also available; they’re wonderful writers. Please ask for details; many are base price and a couple have minimal premiums. A multiple pen purchase will include one or more as a bonus.