Prettier than pictured!
This is my first full-size Esterbrook (I have a Jr.). I had seen reviews of the Steel Journaler nib, and wanted to try that too.
The pen is a bit chonky, but as I meet more fountain pens, I'm finding that I LIKE the chonky ones, as long as they're not too heavy. The nib is interesting and gives a little variation as you write, which is fun.
I'd looked around for different pictures of this color Esterbrook, because I wasn't sure if it would be too dark. It certainly is not too dark FOR ME! It's a really lovely pen with interesting color and shine. I enjoy reaching for it out of my "nice pens" pile.
Many thanks to Anderson for a great product and excellent service.