Esterbrook Deluxe SM
From the 1960s, it has the black jewels of the J, and the plastic feels much like the harder, sturdier stuff used in the black J’s. Unlike a J, however, the Deluxe has a metal cap, which is friction fit. This pen, in black, is handsome and very clean. It is almost unmarked, with shiny cap, lever, and barrel end. Both jewels are clean and complete, as is the imprint. Like the J’s, Deluxes used Esterbrook’s interchangeable nibs, and this pen carries a 9556, the Master Point firm fine.